Partnering with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach seems to be all the rage right now. If you questioned this trend, please direct your attention to Hanni El Khatib’s newest release. Head in The Dirt, the SF native’s sophomore offering, shows a delightfully vast range of influences. While there is the obvious almost-polished-yet-still-rough-and-soulful Keys influence on songs like “Pay No Mind,” tracks like “Save Me” and the instant pop classic “Penny” keep us wanting more. Go team Khatib–Auerbach!