Normani And Calvin Harris Drop Two New Tracks “Checklist” & “Slow Down.”
22-year-old former Fifth Harmony member has teamed up with the mega-producer for the new songs “Checklist” featuring WizKid and “Slow Down.”
Rumors first started swirling that Normani and Calvin were collaborating after a photo of them in the studio surfaced online over the summer.
Normani confirmed the collaboration earlier this month at the AMAs and she’s set to perform the songs on Tuesday (October 23) at Tidal X in Brooklyn
The first track on the release – “Checklist” – is a slice of upbeat dance heaven. “Might show you when I’m nearby,” she sings, per Genius. “Gimme all to you if you check out / When you moving and around me / Make me feel like you won’t drown me / Make me feel like you are wit’ me / Only you know how to get me.”
That’s sexy, but things get pretty hot on “Slowdown.” The track has Normani singing about an unrequited lover who doesn’t appreciate her “attentiveness and love,” according to Genius. “Champagne, I took all your clothes off / Champagne, and your calling other girls out / And I’m making it high like a soldier / And you’re making me take my clothes off /I still don’t get it, I’m stealing your time / But I still feel your heart, over my skin.” Despite what should be a sad subject, the track pops, especially when it gets to the chorus.
“Could you let me feel this?” she sings as the track, appropriately, slows down. “You can risk it, but I’ll be here / I can make your lonely disappear right / I could, could you just me real? / Could you just be real?” Calvin’s production is his signature style. It’s the catchy, sparse and almost airy sound that is found on another one of his biggest collaborations, “This Is What You Came For” (featuring Rihanna).