Speaking to CNN ahead of releasing the video Alicia shared that she’d written the song a few months ago to celebrate the heroes in her life. She said in part; “It has always been such a personal song and such a poignant song. And every time I play it, I want to cry because I’m thinking of my mother, I’m thinking of my grandmother, I’m thinking of friends of mine who can’t make ends meet.”
She continued; “A lot of times people don’t feel like they’re doing a good job. They feel underwater and like there’s never going to be a brighter day. Fast forward to now, with where we are now, and it’s almost like the song was written for this and I didn’t know it.”
Alicia Keys’ new anthem pays tribute to coronavirus heroes. Take a look at the video.
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Can’t believe that this song I wrote months ago… is sooo relevant now. I wrote it for all the people that work so hard and never hear the words “Good Job” I believe in us though, I believe in the way we are showing up for each other and caring about each other. The way that we are all connected more than we’ve ever been before. This is for you. You’re doing a good job! 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽 Endless love to @therealswizzz and @thekingdream and @avenuebeatz for creating these beautiful words and music with me 💜💜Thank you @CNN