Normani Is Better Off Alone On 6LACK-Assisted Single 'Waves'

The 'Love Lies' star makes her official arrival as a solo star...

Normani (drop the Kordei) is well on her way to becoming a solo superstar.

With a Number 1 single already under her belt and a number of A-list collaborations - including two (!) with the one and only Calvin Harris - she is destined for greatness, and the journey starts here.

'Waves' is Normani's first single as the sololeading artist, making it the official introduction to her own voice and sound as an artist. What's the verdict, you ask? Well, it's brilliant.

Featuring 6LACK, R&B's most prominent male voice, 'Waves' is an atmospheric banger à la The Weeknd (or even Janet Jackson's darker moments) about the pain of trying to leave somebody who isn't good for you... but'is'good for you, sometimes.

"First I blame you, then I want you /Fucking hate you, then I love you," she powerfully belts out on the chorus. "When I have you, wanna leave you /If you go, that's when I need you / I can't help myself, no."

It's sensual, grown and performed with the conviction of someone who is telling their own story, making Normani's debut much more than a safe and generic banger, which she could easily have delivered. And she would've done it brilliantly, too.

6LACK hits us with the other side's perspective, adding to the story being told perfectly. Their voices sound heavenly together, both butter smooth and simply lush on the ear.

Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony, promo picture shot by Dennis Leupold

Dennis Leupold

Normani Kordei of Fifth Harmony, promo picture shot by Dennis Leupold

Normani has been working on her debut album for the majority of 2018, collaborating with her friend and 'Love Lies' partner Khalid, Calvin Harris, Kehlani, Quavo and more.

'Waves' has us sold, so we're ready for the rest whenever she is.New pop queen coming through!

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