It’s here! Earlier this week Jessie Reyez announced a remix of her single “Body Count” featuring Normani and Kehlani. Produced by The Rascals and Babyface, the original track is a sex-positive anthem. Based on the cover, which features sassy, animated versions of the hitmakers in front of a pink background, it seemed like the new take would be equally fierce. With one listen, it is clear that it exceeds any expectations. The bop arrived today (August 24) and offers a serious moment of girl power as the ladies drop some self-assured lines. “Funny how you think I need you, but honestly I don’t need anything,” Normani declares over the buoyant production.
And that’s just the start of her epic verse. “You were birthed by a woman, show some fucking respect. I like you much better when you shut up and get down, down on your knees.” Kehlani’s contribution is equally amazing. “I dodge dick for some pussy, something that we can agree on,” the queer siren coos. “Don’t tell me it’s a turn on for you, or maybe it bothers you that you’re the only one out the equation.” The chorus centers the production while highlighting Jessie’s distinct voice. “We don’t care what they say. We gon’ love who we wanna love,” the 28-year-old breakout star announces.
The “Body Count” remix has all the makings for a hit including a star-studded lineup. Kehlani seems to have the golden touch. She has lent her voice to a bevy of anthems including KYLE’s “Playinwitme,” which dominated Spotify this summer. Things are going even better for Normani right now. The Fifth Harmony alum kickstarted her solo career with a solid hit after linking up with Khalid on “Love Lies.” The slinky single landed on the Love, Simon soundtrack and has steadily climbed the Billboard Hot 100. This week it hit the number 11 spot and went top three on Pop Radio.
Featuring an empowering message and an endearingly quirky production, their collaboration could experience just as much success. Hopefully the trio have plans to promote the track. A performance or two would be ideal, but I am even more excited about the possibility of an official video. The Canadian up-and-comer’s visual for the original is fresh and creative, and I would love to see another spin on it. As an added bonus, it also offers a taste of what to expect on Jessie’s forthcoming Being Human In Public EP. Give it a spin below!
This article was originally written by Idolator