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 two showcase their chemistry on the sultry ’80s-inspired R&B 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 any individual new / Oh, child, child, I’m dancing with a stranger,” they sing.

“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,” mentioned Smith. “For me it bottles all the things I used to be feeling while juggling my private life and touring. It can also be such an attractive second for me as I’m an enormous, enormous fan of Normani and all the things 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 biggest vocalists of this decade. I take into consideration the artists that I incessantly hearken to day by day and Sam Smith has undoubtedly been one among them for a while now. I by no means thought in a trillion years that I might be capable to state that I've a file with this extraordinarily gifted being.”

Since launching her solo profession, the previous Fifth Harmony member has collaborated with Khalid (“Love Lies”), 6LACK (“Waves”), Calvin Harris (“Checklist” and “Slow Down”), and extra. She is now readying her debut solo album. On March 18, she's going to be part of Ariana Grande on the North American leg of “The Sweetener World Tour.”