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Sam Smith and Fifth Harmony’s Normani to release Dancing With a Stranger on Friday

The two stars have collaborated on the new track.

Sam Smith & Normani
Credit: Steve Schofield

Sam Smith and former Fifth Harmony member Normani will release their new single Dancing With a Stranger on Friday 11th January 2019 through Capitol Records.

Described as ‘a smooth slice of sultry, R’n’B influenced pop where Sam and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the production’, Dancing With a Stranger came about when Sam and Normani had a chance encounter in the studio. Sam was writing with Stargate and Jimmy Napes and Normani was in the studio next door.

On the new single Sam Smith says, “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.”

Normani 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 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.”

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Dancing With a Stranger is the follow-up to Sam’s global hit Promises with Calvin Harris. For Normani it’s the follow-up to her debut solo single Love Lies with Khalid, which was released last year.

You can presave Dancing With a Stranger at


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