It’s Normani‘s time to shine!
Following the success of her Top 10 Khalid-assisted hit “Love Lies,” the former Fifth Harmony songstress teams up with Calvin Harris on not one but two brand new collaborations: “Checklist” featuring Wizkid and “Slow Down” – a double dose appetizer of tracks as she continues to work on her solo debut album for Keep Cool/RCA Records.
“Throughout the process of working on my album I have gotten the opportunity to get in the room with some of the most talented human beings everrrrr, like ever ever!!!!,” Normani said in a statement. “Thank you so much to the genius @calvinharris and to the magic behind these fyeee records @whereisstarrah @jessiereyez @wizkidayo love y’all billions. YAAAAY MUSIC as my A&R @tunji would say.”
The first song “Checklist” finds Normani lacing her vocals across a hypnotic, Afrobeat rhythm, while Wizkid completes the international summer-ready vibe by adding a verse. On the second track however, “Slow Down,” Normani switches it up and adds her sensual touch over a dance floor-ready beat. There’s a clear House influence throughout the moderate tempo with its snare-like sound accents and buoyant beats, making this one a true treat.
Both songs are welcome new musical direction for Normani, as she continues to sort out her solo sound with various collaborators. If this is just a taste of what’s to come, we’re certainly in for a treat!