“See guys, when 2 worlds come together it’s not necessarily a bad thing!”
So says Stormzy: in a surprising move, the grime upstart has been tapped by ex-boy bander Nick Jonas for the remix of his latest single, ‘Chains’. Mister Jam premiered the track on his show earlier this evening.
As expected, grime purists freaked out when news of the collaboration appeared, but Stormzy is taking it in stride, pointing to his covers of Justin Bieber and Jhené Aiko. For his part, Jonas has spent the last few years crossing over to R&B with collaborations with Sage the Gemini, Tinashe and more.
Stream the remix and watch the video for the original below. [via MOBO]