Stepping out of a group to stand under the bright lights of the stage alone must be a little scary. There are nerves, because you’ve no one else to hide behind, but there must also be excitement, because you get to show the world your truest colors. For former Fifth Harmony singer Normani‘s solo debut, any anxiety melted into ecstasy on the romantic duet “Love Lies.” To hear the singer tell it, working with collaborator Khalid was the perfect spring board that gave her the room and confidence to be true to herself and have some fun.
That vibe radiated among listeners, pushing “Love Lies” to No. 9 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 at pop radio. If you’ve got a hit on your hands, you almost invariable have a slew of remixes coming to flip the script in fun and innovative ways. “Love Lies” is an R&B tune at heart, and these six dance music remixes give it some energetic edge. If you’re looking to make Normani and Khalid’s hit a staple of your night, try giving one of these fun flings a try.
“Love Lies” (Medasin Remix)
Medasin is one of those artists with a real sound all his own. It’s a dreamy, slightly-warped, tinkering sort of sweetness, and it blends beautifully with the hopeful-in-love single. The build is energetic without overpowering, and the instrumental hook soars cool among the clouds. Synths abound in cotton candy colors. Let this one get sticky on your fingers.
“Love Lies” (Snakehips Remix)
Check the intersection of sultry R&B and groovable electronic dance, and you’ll find Snakehips steady being mad chill. The very sensual British duo puts some magic sauce on Khalid and Normani’s Top 10 smash. It’s steamy but laidback, like a humid summer night that keeps you chasing love until the sunrise.
“Love Lies” (Louis The Child Remix)
If drama is what you’re looking for, Louis The Child’s “Love Lies” remix opens with quite the theatrical mood. A small spotlight grows into a bouncing mix of color until the hook hits into a vibrant, prismatic rainbow of future-pop vibe. A solid beat gives the track some spine, even as the wonky synth melody and a wild vocal chop in stereo keeps things rooted in fantasy.
“Love Lies” (Matt Medved Remix)
Yes, that’s Billboard Dance’s own Matt Medved with a flirtatious house groove that begs “come hither.” It’s absolutely danceable for the crowd that just came to have fun, but if you’re looking to make a more serious move, it’s got sensual attitude in spades. It’s a real smooth number, whatever the weather.
“Love Lies” (Fairlane Remix ft. IDK)
Fairlane ups the tempo on this pop-trap remix that’s got us head-boppin’ as we stare longingly out the passenger seat. The hook is downright explosive, and IDK’s spirtfire verse adds serious oomph. There’s great use of dynamics on this one. Let it hits your highs and lows in all the right places.
“Love Lies” (Jimmie x Felix Palmqvist Remix)
We finish our list with a swinging remix from Jimmi and Felix Palmqvist that keeps things cool as a summer breeze. We’re partial to the bright guitar plucks. This one is an easy listen from start to finish.