Listen to the "Amazing Spider-Man 2" song by Kendrick Lamar and Alicia Keys

The two wrote "It's On Again," with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer

By Prachi Gupta
March 31, 2014 9:40PM (UTC)
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Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer and producer and singer Pharrell Williams have released their latest collaboration, the theme song for "Amazing Spider-Man 2," performed by Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar.

All four wrote the song, "It's On Again," and "did the opposite of what composers usually do," Zimmer explained a few weeks ago, when the song was first announced. "When we came together to form a band to create the music of this film, we did the opposite of what composers usually do -- we wrote songs, and from the songs came the themes," Zimmer explained. "We embraced a rock 'n' roll ethos on this movie, and it paid off."

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"The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" will be released April 22, and also feature new material from Williams, the Neighbourhood and Alvin Risk. "It's On Again" will be available on iTunes on April 1.

"The Amazing Spider-Man 2" hits theaters May 2.


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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