Ms. Keys has done it again.
ALICIA KEYS IN COMMON (RCA/Sony)
We sometimes try to understand and analyze things to the core, without coming any closer to the truth of the matter. We want to find reasons why some things are good, while some are not. We compare with pros and cons, while we defend our choices, but what it all comes down to by the end of the day is, if it makes us forget to dissect, instead of just indulge ourselves in it. And that is what I’ve done the last couple of weeks when listening to this brilliant new song.
Ms. Keys have always had a way about her and the way she can deliver these big love anthems, with the smallest of gestures. In Common with its contagious Latin vibe, sparse soulful arrangements and Alicia’s quiet, yet powerful vocals, easily and well-deservedly could bring any house down. And melt an icy, messed up heart.
Add to that an elegant and gorgeous video celebrating diversity and individuality and the deal is done – I do not need another song at this moment. In Common is everything.