Time apart can be a very good thing, and in Alicia Keys case, this holds true. As promised, the R&B superstar has returned with her brand new single, “In Common.”
Over a stomping, tribal drum patterned track by Illangelo (The Weeknd Drake), the singer/songwriter fights her feelings over a conflicting love affair.
“We got way too much in common, if I’m being honest with you / We got way too much in common / Since I’m being honest with you / Who wants to love somebody like me, you want to love somebody like me / If you can love somebody like me, you must be messed up too,” she sings.
“We all have our issues, our challenges,” Alicia said in a statement. “We are all kind of messed up and that’s all right. In fact, that’s what helps us understand each other. To me, that is what’s so beautiful.”
Alicia will perform the brand new song for the first time live on ‘SNL’ this coming Saturday (May 7). “In Common” is the first official single off her forthcoming sixth studio album, due out later this summer on RCA Records.
Take a listen below!