Singer/songwriter Alicia Keys has explained why her much anticipated duet with Beyoncé failed to materialise.
In 2010, Alicia Keys recorded ‘Put It In A Love Song’ with Beyonce for her album ‘The Element Of Freedom’. It was originally set to be the third single, but ‘Unthinkable (I’m Ready)’ was released in it’s place, with ‘Love Song’ set to be released at the fourth single nearer to summer of that year. A video was shot in Rio, directed by Melina Matsoukas, but failed to materialise to the dismay of fans of both artists. The single’s release was eventually cancelled.
Speaking to Essence Magazine, Keys explained that it “didn’t quite come together” stating:
“Ohhh man! Y’all aren’t going to leave me alone about that! Sometimes with creative things [it] all comes together and it’s (makes perfection kissing noise) and sometimes things almost come together and it’s better to just leave it. So we love that song. We had a ball shooting the video. It just so happens that the whole thing, for some reason or another, didn’t quite come together so we just decided to leave it. And that’s what happened.”
Keys & Knowles performed the track together once in New York City as a part of Keys’ Freedom Tour.
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