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To The Surprise Of No One, Normani’s ‘Motivation’ Is A Hit

Written By Sam Murphy on 08/16/2019

Normani has dropped the lead single Motivation from her forthcoming album and it’s sounds exactly like her official arrival.

This is the first song Normani has released as a solo artist without a feature although it has a superstar team behind it. Normani co-wrote the song with Ariana Grande, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha.

Not many get a Max Martin co-write before they drop their first album but Normani’s superstar potential is unmatched.

Motivation is a perky, horn-driven cut full of expert vocal runs and flourishing harmonies. It’s in-your-face but not overwhelmingly so, sounding slick and full of personality.