Just like Babyface in the early 1990’s and Timbaland in the mid-2000’s, singer-songwriter-producer-DJ Calvin Harris has become the current it-boy with the midas touch in the music industry. He gave Rihanna her biggest hit (save your Chris Brown jokes) and most beloved international smash-single “We Found Love” and saturated radio airwaves and Gym Workout iPod playlists with his very own “Feels So Close.” “Call My Name” by British superstar Cheryl Cole is arguably her best single to date, and Scissor Sisters haven’t sounded as good on “Only The Horses” since their debut album. Both songs were of course written and produced by Calvin Harris.
As Calvin Harris readies to release his third studio album, 18 Months on October 29, 2012, he recently unveiled his fifth (yes, fifth) single & music video from that upcoming album: a stunning collaboration with Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine called “Sweet Nothing.”
“Sweet Nothing” is the Calvin Harris track I have been waiting for. His music alone has always been so commanding, and “Sweet Nothing” demonstrates what happens when paired with a set of muscular vocals. Earlier this year, we first heard the 26-year-old lead singer of Florence + The Machine collaborate with Calvin Harris when he remixed her band’s “Spectrum” single. This time, “Sweet Nothing” marks the first: Flo belting out a song solely written for her by Calvin Harris.
…and it’s nothing but 100% pure ecstasy. Enjoy below!
“Sweet Nothing” by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch