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The Collabs That Led To Calvin Harris’ Star-Studded ‘Stay With Me’

The Collabs That Led To Calvin Harris’ Star-Studded ‘Stay With Me’

Halsey, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and Calvin Harris

Summer 2022 seems to be the summer of mega collabs and Calvin Harris has assembled a star-studded team of artists for the lineup on his latest single, ‘Stay With Me.’ The song features Halsey, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell, and while it might seem like a random selection to some, all of the artists have been inspired by each other or worked together ahead of this mega collaboration. Want to hear the magic that led to this incredible collab? We’ve got you covered!

‘Stay With Me’ – 2022

Before we get into the wonderful music that led up to this collab, we have to take a second to praise this single. ‘Stay With Me’ is such a fun, empowering song with all the summer vibes and funky rhythm. With an infectious chorus and some killer vocals, this one is going to work its way into our top rotation pretty quickly! The music video is equally as fun and vibrant and captures all the different personalities of each of the musicians.

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Speaking of the musicians, they all know how to move! There were some shapes being thrown out here. The fashion, the fun, and the beautiful sets are making us wish we could’ve been hanging out on the shoot with them. Everyone just looks like they’re having fun and loving what they’ve created! What a power group!

‘Feels’ – 2017

It looks like Pharrell and Calvin Harris caught ‘Feels’ for their collaborative genius after the pair worked together on their 2017 hit. ‘Feels’ was another star-studded summer collaboration packed with big names – Katy Perry and Big Sean also featured on the song from Calvin‘s album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1. Calvin and Pharrell both put their signature funk on the song. We’ve been vibing to it since it dropped and don’t plan on stopping! The video is equally as fun and vibrant as ‘Stay With Me,’ check it out here!

‘Rock Your Body’ – 2002

Justin Timberlake and Pharrell are no strangers to working together! In fact, Pharrell’s production duo The Neptunes produced half of JT’s debut solo album, Justified. The two certainly know how to create a track that’ll get anyone grooving. We’ve never met anyone who didn’t love this song, another classic! The pair have also teamed up more recently on Pharrell’s 2014 GIRL album with ‘Brand New.’

‘Without Me’ – 2018

Our first taste of Halsey‘s Manic album was the smash hit ‘Without Me.’ You may be thinking, “this wasn’t a collab,” and you’d technically be right! However, the bridge does interpolate Justin Timberlake’s iconic ‘Cry Me a River.’ We love shouting the lyrics to this one at the top of our lungs. It’s so cathartic. Halsey really knows how to put a great song together so we’re not surprised they’re involved in this incredible team-up. Their creativity is unrivaled!

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We love this collab and are so looking forward to hearing even more when Calvin Harris’ new album, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, drops on the 5th of August! We have so much to look forward to, including collabs with Jorja Smith, Snoop Dog, Normani, and Stefflon Don to name just a few!

What’s your favorite song on this list? Was this your dream collab? Let us know in the comments and drop us a tweet @TheHoneyPop. We’re also on Facebook and Instagram – we love hearing from you, so come and say hi!


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