R&B singer Alicia Keys has said that working on songs with Johnny McDaid of Snow Patrol was really enjoyable as he was more of a therapist to her than a song writer. 

The New York hit maker told The Sun newspaper that she wrote the song Underdog with the guitarist and Ed Sheeran.

Keys explained: ''I love writing with Johnny. He is a very special person to write with. He's actually more a therapist than a songwriter.

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''He's really about listening and starting this conversation that allows us to talk about the truth and the heart of the matter. From there we find ourselves stumbling on titles or melodies or stumbling on concepts or thoughts.

''He has a lot of that and so it ends up coming to these very personal, very private, very vulnerable, very honest places. And so that's kind of where Underdog came from.'' she added.