Normani Confirms Brandy Collaboration On ‘Dopamine’ Album/ Dishes On Being Inspired By Her and Janet Jackson

Posted June 5, 2024
images via Brandy IG/Normani IG

Normani fans have been waiting with bated breath for the release of her long-overdue solo album ‘Dopamine‘ and now it will finally arrive on June 14 via RCA Records.

Ahead of its release, the singer is giving fans some news to build more anticipation, including a surprise collaboration with one of her idols, Brandy.

In a new sit-down with Rolling Stone, Normani dished on Brandy being her inspiration and their soon-to-be-released collaboration.

“There’s a record called “A Capella (Something’s Missing)” by her [from 2008], and I went in with that inspiration with [producers] Stargate. I was like, “I want to capture this feeling.” And that’s exactly what we did. And I was like, “Wouldn’t it be crazy if she added harmonies and just different textures?” That’s really what I was going for. She loved the song. She ended up being so down and jumped on it. I have a record with Brandy! It was crazy.”

“I naturally gravitate to darker-sounding things from a sonic perspective, something that feels like it has bite and grit and edginess to it. I always just like being left of center. At one point, I was like, “Listen, everything can’t sound dark. We want to take everybody on a ride. We need to add some color.” I love Missy Elliott so much, Timbaland production. I like unique things that haven’t necessarily really been heard, so that’s also why production is my favorite part of the process. I’m honestly already thinking about what I want the show to look like. I’m excited to perform “Lights On.” That’s my Janet moment.

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The album is preceded by the singles ‘Candi Paint’ and ‘1:59′ [ft. Gunna]’

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