Alica Key has left her piano far behind on her first single of 2016.
“In Common” follows last year’s hip-hop-fueled “28 thousand days” with a futuristic Afrobeat instrumental. Keys steps back from her signature belt here, quieting her voice to just above a whisper as she details an especially complicated courtship.
“We got way too much in common if I’m being honest with you,” she sings. “If you could love somebody like me, you must be messed up too.”