The 39-year-old singer tagged the ‘Talk’ hitmaker in a Twitter post, in which she shared a 15-second audio clip.
She wrote in the post: “I think it’s time.”
Khalid simply replied: “YUP.”
The 15-second teaser featured the ‘Empire State of Mind’ star singing: “Because I’m so, so done/I’m living the way that I want”.
The song will follow Alicia’s most recent single, June’s ‘Perfect Way To Die’, which was released in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests and explored a “system of racism that looks at Black life as unworthy” and “the culture of police violence”.
That same month, Khalid teamed up with Victoria Monét and SG Lewis on ‘Experience’ and opted to stick with their intended release date to bring joy at a time of civil unrest.
They said in a statement at the time: “We’ve always used music as a form of escapism from troubling things.
“This song, though deep in subject matter, sonically simply feels joyful and celebratory. It’s important to us to highlight and celebrate Black joy and love in the middle of so much pain and trauma.”
Alicia Keys and Khalid are two industry heavy-weights, with oodles of talent, lyrical prowess and musicality between them. We can’t wait to hear the single.
Reported By: Jessica Rowe