Seven years ago, a groundbreaking single popped up on our radar that stopped us in our tracks. Alicia Keys debuted “Put It In A Love Song” which featured Beyonce, who at the time was riding high off the acclaim of I Am… Sasha Fierce.
Crafted by the Harlemite and her husband Swizz Beatz, the track made its way to radio in 2010, and soon thereafter images of A. Keys and Yonce’s video shoot in Brazil began to surface. The colorful elements from the costumes to the architecture painted a vivd picture for fans, who waited patiently for its release. They waited, and waited, and waited, but sadly the video never saw the light of day. Now the “Diary” singer shares why.
In an interview with Rap Radar’s podcast, Keys revealed that although everything came together nicely from the studio sessions to Brazil, the visual aspect failed to highlight the excitement Keys and Bey shared.
“We had a ball in the studio, we had a ball doing the video, which was crazy in Brazil, it was outrageous, you saw pictures,” the “In Common” singer said. “But you know it just didn’t quite, the video didn’t quite capture the energy that I think that we really intended it to and we just felt like it was better to just hold it, so we did that…Maybe one day it will be like some old secret…I’ll put it on Tidal.”
Hopefully that actually happens.
— BEYONCÉ LEGION (@Bey_Legion) May 10, 2016