Alicia Keys unveiled the new video for “In Common,” the first single off the singer’s upcoming LP. In the Pierre Debusschere-directed black-and-white video, Keys turns a simple soundstage into a block party as dancers groove to the Latin-infused track on a fire escape, along a police barrier and in the spray of an uncapped fire hydrant.
“This video is about celebrating our individuality, and how in the brilliance of our uniqueness, the magic of it all is at the core, we are all the same,” Keys told The Fader. “We want the same things. We all want to experience love, the freedom to be our truest selves, to love whomever we want and to be accepted and celebrated for all of our nuances and so called imperfections that make us, us.”
Keys recently served as musical guest on Saturday Night Live where she performed both “In Common” and another new track titled “Hallelujah.” Both cuts are expected to be on the singer’s still-unannounced sixth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s Girl on Fire.