It’s been four years since Alicia Keys’s last album, ‘Girl On Fire’, whose eponymous single sold over two million copies in the US alone. The New York R&B superstar is now working on a new album, led by recent single ‘In Common’, a cool serving of tropical house that sounds unlike anything she’s done before.
“That song sums up the theme of how we are all on our journeys and trying to figure out who we are, which presents a lot whole of problems and challenges. We’re all messed up in our own separate ways with things we’re trying to get through. There’s something really liberating about being able to say, “I got my mess, you got your mess – and that’s all right.” I love that it’s the lead single. I love that it has that tropical house thing happening. I love that people are surprised that it’s me. It’s fresh; it’s new. Sonically it’s progressive but it’s very understandable and relatable. I love it. ”