Alicia Keys partnered up with ProtogÃ© and Chronixx for the remix to Underdog. If you had any doubts about this collaboration they will be snuffed out 20 seconds into the track. The unlikely trio came together beautifully, landing a powerful message of overcoming. Itâ€™s really hard to pinpoint what exact genre to pigeonhole the track but the modern dancehall/rnb fusion is a winner for both genres.
Grammy award winner Alicia went on to say,
â€œThis remix is such a beautiful vibe!Â My friends Chronixx and Protoje are so incredible, and Iâ€™ve always wanted to create something special with them. I appreciate them sharing their gifts with us on this one. I still find so much power in the word â€˜underdog,â€™ especially as a symbol for people who can make it against all odds, and especially now, when we need more than ever to be reminded of our strength and resiliency.Â We totally changed the lyrics to evolve that feel-good sonic experience.â€
The track was produced by P2J and Izy Beats and is set to appear on Aliciaâ€™s upcoming seventh album, ALICIA. Nothing has been said about a music video. However, based on the fact that the audio has 220k Youtube views in just a week a video might not be such a bad idea.
Two of Jamaicaâ€™s shining stars Chronixx and ProtogÃ© gave a solid account of themselves in the feel good tropical song and we can look forward to a studio album from Chronixx later on in the year.
As far as collaborations this year this track stands out and could possibly be the pick of the tracks. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus these inter-genre collaborations may not flow at the same rate due to travel restrictions. Coupled with the inability to tour.
Have a listen to the Underdog remix and get some inspiration for this is going to be a very long year.