First things first – Normani is finally dropping a brand new, solo track – it’s called Motivation and according to her social media, it has an August 16th release date.

 

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Talking with Rolling Stone following last weekend’s Lollapalooza Music Festival, Normani revealed Ariana Grande had a part in Normani’s upcoming single, “She’s been very supportive of me too. I talk to her about the creative process.  I’m like, ‘When did you know your album was done.’ She was just like, ‘Honestly, you’ll know. Nobody will have to tell you. You’ll feel it. Just trust your instinct; trust your gut. And listen to that voice inside of you, and it’ll tell you that you’re done. Just take your time, too, and have fun in the process and make sure that it’s something that you love. She’s dope. She also has a part in the record that I’m releasing, too. She wrote on it.”

 

 

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And on her new single, Normani reveals, “I recorded this song a while back.  And it’s crazy because, I’ll be on Twitter, and [fans] will be like, ‘Sis, where’s the new music? Where’s the new music? I’m like, ‘Guys, it’s coming. I promise it’s coming.’ I shot the video probably a month ago. It’s going to be worth the wait…It’s an upbeat [song]. It’s a feel good record. I think that everybody will really love it. It was the first opportunity that I had to have fun. I think that people have been waiting for me to have fun and I’ve had so many records like “Waves” and “Love Lies” and Sam [Smith’s “Dancing With a Stranger”], which are a little bit more R&B smooth sailing.”

 

 

 

So what sound can we expect to hear from Motivation? “It’s an upbeat [song]. It’s a feel good record.  It was the first opportunity that I had to have fun,” gushed Normani.  And look how cute Ari and Normani are – following the release of the Rolling Stone interview, Ariana retweeted it and in the caption, she writes, “I love you so much.”

 

 

 

 

Motivation is a follow-up track to both of Normani’s collaborations, Love Lies with Khalid and Dancing With A Stranger with Sam Smith.

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