New Music: Sam Smith & Normani ‘Dancing With a Stranger’

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Sam Smith and Normani unite on their highly-anticipated collaboration “Dancing With a Stranger.”

The British crooner and former Fifth Harmony songstress exhibit their chemistry on the sultry ’80s-inspired duet, which got here collectively after an opportunity encounter on the studio in Los Angeles the place Sam was writing the track with Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani occurred to be within the studio subsequent door and the 2 determined to collaborate after being longtime followers of each other.

“Look what you made me do / I’m with anyone new / Oh, child, child, I’m dancing with a stranger,” they sing over the R&B-infused manufacturing.

“I’m so excited for everybody to listen to ‘Dancing With a Stranger,’ which I wrote on ‘The Thrill Of It All’ tour final yr,” stated Smith. “For me it bottles all the pieces I used to be feeling while juggling my private life and touring. It can also be such a good looking second for me as I’m an enormous, enormous fan of Normani and all the pieces she is. I’m so excited to look at her mild shine. I hope everybody enjoys listening to this track as a lot as I do.”

Normani added, “I’m actually blessed having the chance to create with one of many best vocalists of this decade. I take into consideration the artists that I steadily hearken to day by day and Sam Smith has positively been certainly one of them for a while now. I by no means thought in a trillion years that I’d be capable of state that I’ve a document with this extraordinarily gifted being.”

Since launching her solo profession, Normani has collaborated with Khalid (“Love Lies”), 6LACK (“Waves”), Calvin Harris (“Checklist” and “Slow Down”), and extra. She is now readying her debut solo album and can be part of Ariana Grande on the North American leg of “The Sweetener World Tour” in March.