Guess who’s back? After a four-year hiatus, Alicia Keys is back with a new single and album. The R&B piano diva performed her latest single, “In Common,” on Saturday Night Live over the weekend.
As part of SNL’s special Mother’s Day episode, Keys, who is a mother of two herself, stood behind the piano to sing her tropical ballad, “In Common” for the first time ever. Backed by her band, she cooed her seductive lyrics of the Illangelo-produced song, which is featured on her upcoming sixth album.
The 35-year-old singer looked phenomenal with her curly hair wrapped around in a multicolore bandana. She also wore an all-black outfit with a matching high-heeled stilettos and a deep V-neck top, which partially showed her cleavage.
For her second set, Keys performed “Hallelujah,” not to be confused with the Leonard Cohen tune or the popular covers by John Cale and Jeff Buckley. For Keys’ new track, she took the SNL audience to church as she sings to her savior for protection and forgiveness.
“All of the places that I’ve been, please forgive me for my sins,” she sings, adding, “Hallelujah, let me in.”
This will mark Keys third time as a musical guest on SNL. There’s no official release date set for Alicia Keys’ sixth project.
Meanwhile, Drake will return to SNL for the second time as both host and musical guest next weekend.
Watch Alicia Keys’ performance above and below.