AceShowbiz - The music video for Sam Smith and Normani Kordei's collaboration "Dancing with a Stranger" is finally available to stream on all platforms. Following its exclusive release on Apple Music, the visuals made its way out to YouTube and other streaming sites on Tuesday, January 29.
The futuristic visuals features the collaborators searching for an escape from loneliness while hiding in a modern mansion. Sam is seen looking at videos of his potential partners, but no one seems to have caught his interest. The same thing goes for the Fifth Harmony member, while she adds a modern dance routine into her scene. Normani definitely commands attention at that part.
"Look what you made me do, I'm with somebody new/ Ooh, baby, baby, I'm dancing with a stranger," Sam sings during his chorus, before passing the baton to Normani. She later rhymes, "I wasn't even going out tonight/ But, boy, I need to get you off of my mind/ I know exactly what I have to do/ I don't wanna be alone tonight."
"Dancing with a Stranger" was released on January 11 via Capitol Records. The single has peaked at No. 3 on the U.K. Singles chart, while reaching the top ten of music charts in Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Meanwhile, on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, the collaboration peaked at No. 33.
The song 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.
"For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring," Sam said of the collaboration. "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 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 feelings."