Alicia Keys is back!
And she’s officially warmed us over with her new look and single, “In Common”. For the first time ever, the singer performed the song for a mainstream audience while on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest on Saturday.
Wearing a print head wrap with curls flowing about, she looked nearly makeup-free during the show. She also looked incredibly into the music, choosing to stand instead of seated in front of a piano.
“It’s my most communal album,” Keys told Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show. Adding, “Real communal collaboration, where you live with people and talk to them about topics, and issues, and feelings, emotions, and really being vulnerable… It’s this sonic combustion of music, that usually, doesn’t go together. It feels familiar, comfortable and warm— and then, different. It’s definitely heavy New York.”
In addition to releasing her sixth studio album this year, the mother-of-two also has a role on Fox’s Empire as Skye Summers and will be a host on Season 11 of NBC’s The Voice.
If you haven’t heard the song, listen below.