Alicia Keys has unveiled an empowering video for her powerful new song, “Underdog.”
The clip highlights everyday underdogs striving to overcome life’s struggles. “So I sing a song for the hustlers trading at the bus stop / Single mothers waiting on a check to come / Young teachers, student doctors / Sons on the front line knowing they don’t get to run / This goes out to the underdog,” Keys sings on the anthemic chorus. The song was co-written by Keys alongside Ed Sheeran, who also provides backing vocals.
“Some people may think of the word ‘underdog’ as a negative word but I see it as a powerful word representing people who may be underestimated and yet still rise to the challenge and exceed expectations,” Keys said in a press release. “I love this song so much because it’s about real life and real people and our experiences. We’ve all been in a place in our lives where we’ve had to defy the odds.”
Watch the video for “Underdog” below: