Alicia Keys debuted powerful anthem “Good Job” on Thursday, April 23 during CNN’s global town hall to address the latest queries and concerns in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Good Job” was originally written by the 15-time Grammy winner to honor the unsung heroes in her own life – her mother, grandmother and friends. But as the pandemic swept the world, Keys released the track as a tribute to all frontline workers who have dedicated themselves to helping people in these scary times.
The soulful piano-led offering envelopes you in much-needed warmth and comfort. The track is sonically simple yet comes with an impactful message as Keys’ assuring, confident voice booms, singing, “You’re the engine that makes all things go /And you’re always in disguise, my hero/ I see your light in the dark/ Smile in my face when we all know it’s hard.”
In the personal and poignant production, Keys tells every parent, teacher, health care professional, and everyone else something they need to hear right now as they keep the world afloat through individual and combined efforts. She tells them that they matter, they are needed, they are doing a “good job.”
The track which will appear on Keys’ next record ALICIA – the follow-up to 2016’s HERE – which has now been postponed indefinitely. “Good Job” is being used as a theme for a new CNN Heroes campaign in celebration of the ordinary members of the public who’ve emerged as heroes in their own ways during the Covid-19 crisis. The campaign invites viewers to join the #GoodJobChallenge and say “thank you” to the people whose actions are inspiring them or making the world a better, safer, healthier place to live.