“Feelings get lost in the la la,” Keys sings after Lee makes a reference to “za”/exotic cannabis and liquor on the rocks. “Happy but you’re unhappy,” Lee sings. “I’m ready when you’re ready/Don’t you know ice can be so deadly.”
“LaLa” helps set the stage for the twentieth anniversary of Keys’ iconic debut album, Songs In A Minor Key, which featured Keys’ debut hit single, “Fallin,” followed by another career-defining hit, “A Woman’s Worth.” “LaLa” also comes after Keys secured her eighth number 1 R&B album with 2020’s self-titled project.
Keys will celebrate her legendary career by making her return to MTV’s Video Music Awards. This year’s VMA’s will be hosted by pop star Doja Cat and is set to air live from the Barclays Center on Sunday.
Listen to Alicia Keys and Swae Lee’s new single, “LaLa,” below.