Calvin Harris drastically switches up his sound for a new collaborative release with Normani of Fifth Harmony (at least, for the first track “Checklist,” which also features WizKid). The second track, “Slow Down” leans more toward the producer’s own chilled out house numbers he has been rocking lately.
It was common knowledge, at least in the EDM world, that Normani and Calvin Harris were teaming up together — but this double-release comes as quite a surprise. “Slow Down” has the kind of feel we’d expect between these two artists and they knock it out perfectly. With “Checklist” though, Calvin Harris is almost camouflaged as WizKid and Normani work their magic to his addictive, sensual production.
The shining star here is most certainly Normani. As a solo artist, it seems she’s slowly but surely separating herself from Fifth Harmony. It’s exciting to hear the route she is taking with her own artistry — pop, but far from bubblegum. Meanwhile, Calvin Harris sounds as amazing as ever and WizKid adds some extra flavor, making for repeatable results.
Listen here and let us know what you think of this vibe!