Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar “It’s On Again” on Fallon

It’s official… “It’s On Again” has grown on me to *Tibs Fav. status.

For whatever reason, the new motivational single by Alicia Keys & Kendrick Lamar (produced by Pharrell) didn’t quite resonate with me. It fell flat on first impression, and then the video came and increased my liking of it a little more… and now to see it performed live on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon… now, I’m vibing with it all the way.

Kendrick, like in the song, kicks off the song from the :01 mark and absolutely slayed the delivery of his fast-paced, tone-setting verse. I felt like the song took on another level live because of his performance really feeling like it set the tone.

What also jumped out at me about this performance was how Alicia sang the word “how” in her choruses. It was stirring and what stands her vocals apart from other similar songs in her catalogue. She did a nice job as well, further accompanied by Hans Zimmer and Johnny Marr on guitar. Watch above, in case you were watching some NBA Playoffs instead tonight…