Sam Smith and Tiwa Savage Collaborate on Sultry ‘Temptation’

Sam Smith and Tiwa Savage Collaborate on Sultry ‘Temptation’

Nigerian singer/songwriter Tiwa Savage and Top 40-hitmaker Sam Smith collaborate on the sultry, genre-bending new single, ‘Temptation’! This track has arrived just before her new full-length album Celia drops on August 28th. The 13-track project will also feature collaborations with Stefflon Don, Hamzaa, and Naira Marley.

You can listen to the new track right here:

Tiwa Savage via YouTube

‘Temptation’: Our Breakdown

This song sounds like Saturday night in the city – like we’re in an Uber, on our way to the club, and Spotify suggested this song to start Girls’ Night. Tiwa’s vocal runs are slipping over the track like satin. Sam’s bright voice brings energetic, pulsating lights to the dance floor… mesmerizing. During quarantine, songs like these can take us to a nightclub when we can’t go ourselves!

The song is inspired by dancing at a nightclub

Meet Tiwa Savage

If you haven’t heard of Tiwa Savage, let us introduce you to her! She regularly mixes pop, Afrobeats, R&B, and hip-hop to produce her unique sound. Her biggest hits are songs like Ma Lo (feat. Wizkid and Spellz) and All Over, garnering nearly 100 million views on YouTube, combined. She’s an artist to start following if you’re new to her music!

Genre-Bending: Our Take

Let’s talk genre-bending. We did not expect Afrobeats and UK influences to effortlessly blend like this. It’s really exciting to see musicians fully embrace themselves within their musical identity, and watch the top charts diversify. Kind of reminds us of the BLACKPINK and Selena Gomez collaboration, uniting K-Pop fans and Top 40 fans over great music. With this exciting collaboration from Tiwa and Sam, we can only imagine what the future of popular music has in store!

Tiwa Savage dancing

What did you think of the new track? Are you patiently waiting for Celia to drop? Also – what’s your ideal genre-bending collaboration? We want to hear about it! Comment below or tweet us @thehoneypop to share your thoughts.

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Featured image courtesy of Tiwa Savage via Instagram

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