New Song: Alicia Keys – ‘In Common’

Published: Wednesday 4th May 2016 by Sam

Alicia Keys is back!

The soul-filled songbird has uncaged new single ‘In Common’ – the lead effort from her sixth studio album.

Sans a few spot releases, ‘Common’ serves as the first taste of new Alicia since 2012’s polarizing ‘Girl On Fire.’

Has the 15-time Grammy brought the right degree of heat to ignite the charts again?

Listen to Illangelo produced track below and let us know…

Yes, yes, and yes!

A sonic cousin of Drake’s ‘Take Care,’ ”Common’ boasts a minimalism that renders it all sorts of radio ready. Its slight dalliance with Dance and fusion of Caribbean kissed melody is also very of the time – while not compromising the soulfulness of Keys’ voice. Lyrically, the cut is gripping too.

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  1. DIABETIC STROKE May 4, 2016

    FLOP (on fire) *BLAST DONT HURT YOURSELF & 6 INCH* FLOP But will it Out Flop Anti????

    • Samsung brought my albums May 4, 2016

      Not too much b****

    • Meiz May 4, 2016

      You this ugly fat b****,why are you always hating on every successful artists other than grannyonce.ugly creature

      • Good Pucci May 4, 2016

        Just because someone doesn’t like this mediocre mess don’t mean they’re a hater! You can have an opinion without being a hater. This song is trash!

    • Becky May 4, 2016

      Are Beyonce fans this petty? You should direct all this hatred and bitterness towards the deadbeat fathers who molested you.

    • Meiz May 4, 2016

      see who is talking?? It’s funny how you lose booties calling this a trash and praising that disaster of an album that your grandma fave released.This is cute and different+she doesn’t have to lie about her family just to sell record unlike your 40+ faves

  2. DIABETIC STROKE May 4, 2016

    The song sounds DATED asf & extremly desperate to keep up with todays sound. 2010 was the barrier for R&B now that A keys & so many other acts couldnt cross it including usher they try to adapt with this decades sound. #ITDOESNTWORKTHATWAY!

    • Sterling Infinity May 4, 2016

      Why the hate. Is your spirit so broken that you can’t support multiple artist at once? “Act your age not your shoe size honey!” – Prince

  3. LisaJ10 May 4, 2016

    Yes!!!! Songstress, MUSICIAN, all around artist, Alicia Keys with another timeless hit. Only the second song bought this year, first was maxwell. Support Real true musicians. This song is fire. I felt transistioned to another place and just in a groove. This is what musici is supposed to do to you. 10 years from now I will hear this song and remember the transistion. “Timeless Music” I love it

  4. Roberto May 4, 2016

    Love it!!!!, this is a great time for music lovers Ye,Ri,Bey, Drake and now a a hot track from Alicia!!!

  5. ???Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??? May 4, 2016

    Ooh! She is NOT playing any games at all in that photo! I’m still mad as hell over the music video for “Unthinkable (I’m Ready)” not being nominated for a Grammy. I see a few more nominations coming her way for this new era. I’m here all the way for it.

  6. ronnoc May 4, 2016

    Definitely feeling it! Glad she’s accepted she can’t hit them high notes anymore too

  7. No favs, just here for the music May 4, 2016

    Wow!!! I’m blown away I love this

  8. King z May 4, 2016

    Love love love. Welcome back A keys

  9. Good Pucci May 4, 2016

    FLOP! A dated mediocre mess. This will only get played on adult contemporary stations. Every since she stole Mashonda’s husband her career has been going downhill! And why in the hell would she release new music when Drake and Beyonce just released new albums a week ago?

    • LisaJ10 May 4, 2016

      Umm!!! maybe because she is a true musician, that is not worried about charts or haters, but her art, no gimmick, no foolishness, just drop the music and let it speak for itself. That is what real musicians do. It’s about their art and their fans, not anything else. Oh and by the way , you may want to stop carrying other people’s drama that they have dropped years ago, I will never understand why you haters choose to pick up other people’s discarded baggage and carry it like it’s yours. Now go keep dragging that around. While Mashonda is living her life.

      • Good Pucci May 4, 2016

        Alicia, is that you girl? Lol . F*** all that b******* you talking, the song is terrible and is going nowhere on the charts! Quote me on this! It’s a FLOP. Now roll your dusty ass back over in that empty bed and take your tired ass to sleep, w****!

    • Lea May 4, 2016

      Girl f*** Beyonce!

    • Rawleigh Crenshaw May 4, 2016

      Cause she’s Alicia mf keys,how many time has “B” done the same

  10. BOOBIE May 4, 2016

    Wait!!! What??? Yall trippin over yall 40 inch $15 weaves!!! THIS IS A BOP!!! YASSSSS MS KEYS COME TF THROUGH WITH THAT FUTURISTIC BOP. Ya’ll really love using that overdated word huh?

  11. King Mark111 /.\ May 4, 2016

    Sounds way too much like Take Care.

  12. Rihboy May 4, 2016

    Yassss!!!! I’m loving this. Closely related to take care, but i understand! Be inspired. Even too good off of views is a sister to take care. The song should atleast do top 10. I see it doing well in radio

  13. Coolness May 4, 2016

    This is so Drake-esque that I was d*mn near expecting to pop up for a verse, lol. It’s catchy and her vocals are inviting. I know there was a time three-four years ago when her voice went through the ringer but I saw a video of her covering Frank Sinatra’s ‘I’ve Got A Crush On’ You and it seems like she’s gotten her groove back. Her first two albums were such an integral part of my growing as they are legit modern-day R&B classics. Rooting for her 🙂

  14. Mezie May 4, 2016

    Beyhives don’t wanna see any artist’s success aside Apeyonce , they see any strong woman as a threat to that witch they stan for. How on earth will u drag Alicia comeback single when it is above those trash in Lemonade? Beyhives are fond of sealing truth, i hate them with passion.

    • Meiz May 4, 2016

      likewise me.They are disgusting

      • Loving it May 4, 2016

        Um, you might want to change your name before trolling and cosigning yourself LOL. I just love when you trolls slip up. Again letting us all know that mental ills is no joke.

  15. Beyhive??? May 4, 2016

    Boring. Where is the try sleeping with a broken heart, if I ain’t you. Alicia Keys. This sounds like a filler track. You need to come harder and use them vocals AK.

  16. Beyhive??? May 4, 2016

    Boring. Where is the try sleeping with a broken heart, if I ain’t got you. Alicia Keys. This sounds like a filler track. You need to come harder and use them vocals AK.

  17. #JACKIE May 4, 2016

    This is trash.

    • madbrax May 4, 2016

      says a Ciara stan lol smh

  18. Lake Erie May 4, 2016

    I miss the “Karma” Alicia Keys, the “Like you’ll never see me again” Alicia Keys or the “Teenage Love” Alicia Keys…. noted all those songs are versatile but for some reason, you expected from her.. this song might grow on me.

  19. Liam May 4, 2016

    I love it…nice track and cool laid back vocals….the urban a/c charts are gonna eat this up

  20. Gee May 4, 2016

    A different lane for AKeys and just because of that radio is welcome this I believe Alicia has set herself up for a major comeback with this.

  21. Sterling Infinity May 4, 2016

    Beautiful! Come get it A Keys!

  22. On The real May 4, 2016

    Haters SHUT THE F*** UP WITH THAT FLOP S***!!!!! this song’s goes!!!! #Amen

  23. GEEZUS May 4, 2016

    I was grooving. The hook is catchy. It was a good listen, I’ll give it some more

  24. Dem Lessers May 4, 2016

    Come through Alicia! This b**** had me sleeping with her past couple lead singles but this is fire! You don’t always need to be showcasing your full vocal range on everything to make a good song. And just so everyone knows Drake doesn’t own this sound, y’all need to give credit to the *UK Funky House*, we Brits have been doing this type of music from the mid 2000’s!

    • CherylSoldierr May 4, 2016

      What kind of dumb lie.

  25. ilovemusic May 4, 2016

    The tone and rythym give me Take Care…and I was really hoping for a prequel to her first album as promised. This is nice though. Just not what I expected. Either way I’m here for the return of A. Keys always loved her music.

  26. JOHNVIDAL May 4, 2016

    Yes Alicia! She always delivers. True musician. She always offers quality and R&B but with enough evolution and changes. Lover her.

  27. LB May 4, 2016

    Love it

  28. Del May 4, 2016

    Welcome back A. Keys

  29. Darius May 4, 2016

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Beyond here for this Alicia. Music is very reminiscent of bits of “The Life” from Songs In A Minor. I can’t wait for this new album. Had to pause writing this comment just to buy it on iTunes!

    Welcome back AK!

  30. cocobutta May 4, 2016

    Giving African rhythms and Caribbean licks.

    Nice summer jam but doesn’t feel like an Alicia type track. That being said nice to get a cool tempo track from her that you sip a grape juice cocktail 2 and tick-tock the waistline.

  31. Sexyforreal May 4, 2016

    Is this real?????? She got love floating out from a new album. Lovers we are back!!!!!!!!!!!! This is going to be a fun summer,cool breeze, long nights, special times. Love it!

  32. Rima May 4, 2016


  33. Meteorite May 4, 2016

    Alicia I like it!! I’ll be adding you to my list of albums to get! -side eyes Xtina-

    To Get List:
    Adele – ✔️
    Beyoncé – ✔️
    Mariah Carey – ?
    Christina Aguilera – ?
    Britney Spears – Debating
    Alicia Keys – ?

  34. Ciah’s Turtle May 4, 2016

    I like this

  35. Royalkev May 4, 2016

    Sounds refreshing! I want a comeback for Alicia! She deserves it!

  36. Jay May 5, 2016

    Love the song, sounds alot like Dawn Richards faith.

  37. zeroing ivy bloper tran anti girl lemond time May 5, 2016

    Nice song

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