Sam Smith and Normani have unveiled the video for their hit single, ‘Dancing With A Stranger’.
Directed by Vaughan Arnell (James Blunt, George Michael), the music video was shot in London. Moving through a sleek, stark home, each artist confronts the empty feeling that follows a break-up and the impulse to fill the void with ephemeral connections.
Released earlier this month, ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ has already racked up over 80 million cumulative streams worldwide.
Hailing it as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone described it as “deliciously retro” and noted, “Their soulful, understated delivery suggests a moody narrative of two people looking to get an ex off their mind, falling into the arms of someone exciting, nameless and new.”
Calling it “one of the first genuinely great songs of 2019,” Idolator noted, “they expertly capture the frustration and loneliness of heartbreak, bottling it and presenting it as something both deeply personal and infinitely relatable.” Out said “Dancing With A Stranger” is “a Perfect Breakup Anthem.”
‘Dancing With A Stranger’ is the first new music from Smith in 2019 and follows his summer 2018 global hit with Calvin Harris, ‘Promises’. Smith will perform with Harris on February 20 at the BRIT Awards, which will be live streamed on YouTube.
Already a three-time BRIT winner, Smith is nominated in the British Male Solo Artist category this year. He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards, a BET Award and six MOBO Awards, among others.
Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single ‘Love Lies’ with Khalid. The song also featured in ‘Love, Simon’ and soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio and went double platinum in the U.S. The track marked the first release from Normani following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. She is currently working on her debut solo album.