In the video for “In Common,” a gracefully blithe summer song about finding comfort in your shared messiness with someone, Alicia Keys goes for a bare, black-and-white aesthetic in the form of interlocked bodies, impressive pop-lockers, bone breakers (very FKA twigs reminiscent) and a little girl doing the Nae Nae.


Keys does her peaceful love-is-so-great! facial expressions here (with stripped down makeup), while singing on a fire escape prop about that same ole, how “if you could love somebody like me/You must be messed up, too.” This falls in line with her previous records, like “Wreckless Love” and “Love Is Blind,” about falling deep into a relationship against all odds.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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