Normani & Sam Smith Unveil Their “Dancing With A Stranger” Video
Normani and Sam Smith are kicking off the new year with another hit. Earlier this month, the duo joined forces on “Dancing With A Stranger,” and the slinky anthem has well and truly taken off. In just over two weeks, it amassed more than 49 million Spotify streams. Those numbers were enough to help it debut within the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week. It is doing even better in the UK, where it has already gone Top 3. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see it soar even higher on the back of its just-released music video. The visual premiered today (January 27) as an Apple Music exclusive. In it, the lovelorn collaborators search for an escape from loneliness while hiding out in a modern mansion. Once again, the “Love Lies” diva’s star power and creative range is on full display.
Executing a modern dance routine, she commands the camera’s attention every moment she is onscreen. Hopefully we get a live performance in the near future. There is no doubt in my mind that Normani will grace us with another impeccably choreographed moment similar to the one from last year’s Billboard Music Awards. In an interview for Beats 1, Sam opened up about how that performance helped him realize her star power. “When I saw her do that on the Billboard Awards, I was like, ‘Wow.’ She’s a triple threat,” he gushed. “She’s special. And you can tell that she works really hard.” The “Promises” crooner also shared some insight into how serendipitously the collaboration came together and having a song out without plans for an album just yet.
Watch “Dancing With A Stranger” below.