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"Normani x Calvin Harris" is a two-song project by American singer Normani and Scottish producer Calvin Harris. It was released on 22 October 2018. It is classified as an EP by Uproxx, Complex and other outlets, and as a single by iTunes. It features the songs "Checklist" (featuring Nigerian rapper Wizkid) and "Slow Down".

Background

According to Normani, Harris reached out to her for the collaboration; she said: "he was like 'yo, what do you think of this?' I was like, 'this shig is fire!' I am a huge fan of his."

Music

Complex noted that the two tracks feature a production style similar to Harris's 2017 album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, "although featuring a more reggae-inspired edge". Rolling Stone called the songs "clubby R&B with tropical tinges", saying Normani hits a "bouncy pop stride" on "Checklist", and noting "Slow Down" "does exactly the opposite of what the title teases: it's a slow jam that builds up to a house-y dancefloor burner for the verses"

Promotion

News of the collaboration was revealed in June 2018. Normani teased the project at the 2018 American Music Awards, saying a song was to be released "in the next few days". Normani also posted a short clip online of herself writing "Oct. 22" on a piece of red tape before a voice off-camera tells her to "drop the pen".

References

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