NOW PLAYING: Alicia Keys – In Common

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She’s been away from the spotlight, and those ivories, since 2012’s Girl On Fire. But, she’s back with an altogether new vibe – and we are FEELING it.

In Common sees Ms Keys bring a more chilled sound to the table. Opening with a gentle piano, the song builds into a more clubby sound – it reminds us of Take Care by Drake. Throw in some tribal drums and dreamy harmonies, all harnessed by her (as always) phenomenal vocals, In Common has all the makings of a major summer jam. The lyrics are somewhat more serious, though. She purrs, “If you could love somebody like me, you must be messed up too.”

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show, the 35-year-old said she was feeling very comfortable with herself. “I’ve been feeling really connected to myself. We’re all works in progresses and when we can admit that and just own that, then we set ourselves free. I’m feeling good.”

Aside from an upcoming album, Keys will be joining season 11 of The Voice US, alongside fellow newbie Miley Cyrus. And if anyone is in the position to judge singers, it’s this Grammy winning diva – and whether it be on TV or the radio, we’re just glad to have her back.

Watch the video below:

In Common is available to buy and download now

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