AceShowbiz - Sam Smith and Normani Kordei's much-anticipated collaboration "Dancing with a Stranger" is finally here for your listening pleasure. Released on Friday, January 11 as promised, the sultry 80s-inspired song finds the British crooner and the songstress showing off their perfect harmonization and chemistry.
On the song, which was written by Jimmy Napes and Tor Hermansen among others, Sam and Normani sing about searching for a respite from heartbreak on the dance floor. Perfectly capturing the frustration and loneliness of a heartbreak, they rhyme, "Look what you made me do, I'm with somebody new/ Ooh, baby, baby, I'm dancing with a stranger."
"Dancing with a Stranger" came together after a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles where Sam, who was hitting the road for his "Thrill of It All" world tour at the time, was writing the song. Normani happened to be in the studio next door and the two decided to collaborate after being longtime fans of one another.
The "Too Good at Goodbyes" singer said of the song, "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."
The Fifth Harmony member added, "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 feeling."