I Never Thought Collaborating With Sam Smith Was Possible – Tiwa Savage
Tiwa Savage is excited and grateful to have worked with UK singer Sam Smith; something she says she didn’t think was going to happen.
The Nigerian singer whose upcoming album Celia is set to be released soon, spoke to Zane Lowe in an interview on Apple Music, dishing on her collabo with Smith amongst other things.
The two singers lent their vocals on Temptation, one of the tracks off the forthcoming album which has been released and was well-received by music fans.
Despite expressing her wish of working with the British artist, Tiwa Savage disclosed that she never expected that it would happen.
“When I walked in because we had a recording session with… We had nine rooms in a hotel and I had different pieces of writing, and I walked into this particular room and I heard this record, and I heard the chorus, and I was just like, “This song is so special.” I sat with it for days just trying to get the perfect topline. And we did everything, and my label is like, “Which songs do you want to do a feature on?”
And I said, “There is this one song that I hear an artist on,” and they were like, “Who is it?” I’m like, “I hear Sam Smith.” But I know that’s never going to happen. So, that’s it. We just walked away from it. I promise you, I wasn’t even thinking that anything was going to happen. Literally, I think maybe six months later, my manager calls me and my manager’s like, “Sam is going to do the record.” I said, “Sam who? What are you talking about?”
Even still, I was just like, no, this is impossible. Five days later, she calls me and she pulls a Khaled on me. She says, “The vocals are in.” I opened my email, I heard it, and I literally had goosebumps, because we don’t know how amazing Sam is.
I was like, wow, this is incredible. And it just changed the whole face of the project. Do you know what I mean? Because this is really happening for afrobeat, not even just with Tiwa.”