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.
<p>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.</p><p>As you may remember a couple weeks back, the Okayafrica office was debating whether or not the rhythmic track, produced by <strong>Illangelo</strong>, qualifies as <a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/audio/alicia-keys-new-single-in-common-afrobeats/" target="_blank">Afrobeats</a>. We think so, especially considering Keys and husband <strong>Swizz Beatz</strong> are plugged into the Nigerian pop scene.</p><p>In any case, it’s a celebratory song that <a href="http://www.thefader.com/2016/05/20/alicia-keys-in-common-video-premiere" target="_blank">embraces love</a> in all its forms —worth ample play this summer, preferably from a rooftop (or fire escape) with cocktail in hand.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>Watch at the top.</p>
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