Naughty Boy On The Story Behind “La La La” & Working With Sam Smith: Idolator Interview

Robbie Daw | November 26, 2013 10:14 am

Earlier this year, Naughty Boy‘s addictive “La La La,” featuring vocalist Sam Smith, racked up impressive chart positions around the globe, hitting #1 in various parts of Europe — including the producer’s home of the UK — and placing in the Top 10 in others. Now it’s finally time for America to wrap its collective ear around the catchy dance-pop track.

“La La La” will be available on US iTunes next week (December 3), and ahead of that, Naughty Boy sat down with Idolator to explain the stories behind both the song and its cinematic music video.

“Initially, I was gonna write [‘La La La’] with Emeli [Sande],” he tells us. “But because she was on tour, I did the session with Sam [Smith]… It just had to be Sam because where it went from there is perfect.”

Watch Naughty Boy above as he talks all about “La La La,” the first single from his upcoming 2014 LP Hotel Cabana.

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