New Video for Alicia Keys’ Afrobeats Single 'In Common’ Has Her Flirting from a Fire Escape

Alicia Keys drops the video for the Afrobeat-infused track "In Common."

Two weeks after Alicia Keys dropped “In Common,”—a song with some definite Afrobeats vibes—she’s back again, this time, with the video.

Filmed in grayscale, the video has Keys flirting with the camera from a fire escape as an ensemble of dancers show off their impressive bone-crushing, finger-tutting, and voguing skills.

As you may remember a couple weeks back, the Okayafrica office was debating whether or not the rhythmic track, produced by Illangelo, qualifies as Afrobeats. We think so, especially considering Keys and husband Swizz Beatz are plugged into the Nigerian pop scene.

In any case, it’s a celebratory song that embraces love in all its forms —worth ample play this summer, preferably from a rooftop (or fire escape) with cocktail in hand.

Watch at the top.


The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Burna Boy, Shatta Wale, The Big Hash, Buju, Emtee, Bosom P-Yung and more.

Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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