Normani is looking to kick 2019 off with a bang!
The Fifth Harmony star has been steadily been building buzz with critically acclaimed material – including top 10 Khalid collaboration ‘Love Lies.’
Now, she’s teamed with one of Pop’s most notable name for her next – Sam Smith.
Moments ago on social media, the 22-year-old announced that she and the British singer will be unleashing new single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ on January 11th.
Billed as a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced Pop, the collab came about through a chance encounter at the studio in LA as Sam was writing with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other it was all systems go to pair up to create the new number.
Speaking on the collab, the Houston native said:
“I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. I’m super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. I’m deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. I’m so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.”
“I’m so excited for everyone to hear “Dancing With a Stranger,” which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring. It is also such a beautiful moment for me as I’m a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. I’m so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.”
We’re all sorts of buzzed for this one! On paper, it reads so titillatingly. Fingers crossed the song itself delivers.