Sam Smith, Normani announce 'Dancing with a Stranger' | The Music Universe

First collaboration between the pair is offered Jan 11th

Sam Smith & Normani announce their joint single “Dancing With A Stranger,” to be launched worldwide Capitol Records on Friday, January 11th. “Dancing With a Stranger” is a clean slice sultry, R&B influenced pop the place Smith and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the manufacturing. The collaboration between the 2 took place by means of an opportunity encounter on the studio in Los Angeles as Smith was writing the only with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was within the studio subsequent door and with each artists being long-term followers one another, it was a no brainer for Normani to hitch Smith on the brand new observe.

Sam Smith has spent the previous yr travelling around the globe on tour in help his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and in addition topped the charts within the U.Ok, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded the album 4 stars and hailed Smith as “one the mightiest, most expressive singers his era.” “Dancing With a Stranger” is the primary new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows on from his world hit with Calvin Harris “Promises” which stormed the charts final summer time. Since the discharge his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has bought over 17 million album equal items worldwide. He has gained 4 GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, amongst others.

“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,” Smith says the music. “For me it bottles every part I used to be feeling while juggling my private life and touring. It can also be such a gorgeous second for me as I’m an enormous, big fan Normani and every part she is. I’m so excited to observe her gentle shine. I hope everybody enjoys listening to this music as a lot as I do.”

Normani launched her solo profession final yr together with her debut solo single “Love Lies” with Khalid. “Love Lies” soared to No. 1 at Top 40 Radio within the US and was the primary single Normani launched following her world success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to launch a quantity new tracks together with two tracks with Calvin Harris and her latest single, “Waves” that includes 6LACK. In addition to working with Calvin Harris, Khalid, and 6LACK, Normani has additionally not too long ago collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. Normani is presently engaged on her debut solo album and this March will see her be part of Ariana Grande on the North American leg The Sweetener World tour.

“I’m really blessed having the chance to create with one the best vocalists this decade,” Normani explains the collaboration. “I take into consideration the artists that I often hearken to each day and Sam Smith has undoubtedly been one 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. I’m tremendous proud to share this music with Sam and can’t watch for the remaining the world to expertise it – from the primary second that I heard the music I knew how particular it was. I’m deeply in love with this physique work and I hope that you simply all will probably be too. I’m so grateful that Sam put his belief in me to assist him convey this music to life. To my followers, thanks for all your continued help. I really like y’all!!! I pray you guys get pleasure from this.”

Fans can pre-save the observe on Spotify and Apple Music and be among the many first to listen to it when it’s launched on January 11th.