Wild Side

Normani - Wild Side
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Based on 108 ratings
2021 Ratings: #289
Liked by 6 people
July 16, 2021 / Release Date
Single / Format
Keep Cool, RCA / Label
R&B / Genres
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This is finally Normani's time to shine! After releasing one of the most contagious pop songs of 2019 with "Motivation", the singer returns accompanied by Cardi B to bring an R&B song filled with smoothness and sensuality, lead single from Normani's anticipated debut album.

My main fear with the announcement of this song was Cardi B's featuring, and while it's not as bad as I thought it would be, it's something that could easily be removed from the track; but I understand ... read more
'Wild Side' is the lead single to Normani's debut album, coming along with a Cardi B feature, showing a change of direction from what I'm used to hearing from Normani. Normani's vocals are nice, not her best, but they're good enough although I do wish she put a bit more passion and energy into her vocals, while Cardi B just didn't fit the beat the best and sounded so off. The production on the song is slightly ambitious, having spectacular drums but the lack of a strong instrumental really ... read more
This is beyond everything I've ever imagined for Normani's "comeback" or debut. The visuals are probably the best of the year so far, I got a lot of SZA reference from the production but the song is absolut fire, also Cardi's verse is her best since WAP.
all i can say is that it was totally worth the wait. the aaliyah sample is iconic, the song is super sexy and smooth and cardi’s verse although not needed wasn’t bad at all. i love how clean the production is, still it manages to be full and has that nostalgic but contemporary r&b feel to it. normani isn’t the most complete vocalist out there but she knows how to use her voice and that’s exactly what she did here. the fast paced verses and the more melodic chorus fit ... read more
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