Featuring Adam Levine of Maroon 5, the song peers into the anxieties and insecurities in many relationships—can love survive the most devastating circumstances?
The official music video features three different scenes: a soldier leaving his family to return to service, a man and a woman fighting to make ends meet, and a father and daughter torn apart by her arrest. R. City did it this way because they wanted everybody to connect to the song’s message of perseverance through hardship.
Though the R. City duo has written for Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Miley Cyrus, “Locked Away” is their breakout song that puts them on the map as performers.
Are you wondering why Toni Tennille is credited for the writing on this song? It’s because the melody sounds really similar to her song “Do That To Me One More Time.” Seriously, check it out!