Nathan Sykes & Ariana Grande's "Over And Over Again" Is A Soaring Love Song You Need To Hear — LISTEN
In search of your daily dose of adorable? Look no further: Nathan Sykes and Ariana Grande's new song "Over and Over Again" is here. It's a heartfelt piano ballad reminiscent of John Legend's 2013 smash hit "All of Me" (it's not nearly as good, mind you, but it is reminiscent), and it should be just the thing. Sykes, a member of U.K. boy band The Wanted (they're currently on hiatus... which is going around, apparently!), premiered the solo version of "Over and Over Again" at the end of November 2015. But, perhaps sensing that the track needed "a little something extra," he released a new rendition with Grande on Friday.
Grande is the perfect addition to "Over and Over Again." Both she and Sykes have surprisingly powerful pipes for modern-day pop singers (what? it's true!), and they sound great together. In fact, this isn't the first time Sykes and Grande have collaborated. In 2013, they recorded a duet called "Almost Is Never Enough" for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack. (Remember that movie? Nope, neither do I.) At one point, they were even rumored to be dating! Oooh la la.
So, if you're a sucker for love songs, you definitely need to check out "Over and Over Again." If you're a sucker for cute guys with big voices, you definitely need to check out "Over and Over Again." Annnd if you're a sucker for Grande and you're having a really, really super-duper hard time waiting for her new album, you definitely need to check out "Over and Over Again." OK, I think I've made my point. Take a listen below.
Sykes has released a few singles since The Wanted went on break in 2014, but there's still no word on when we can expect his debut album to drop. He told Rolling Stone in July 2015 that he had worked on the forthcoming project with big-name songwriters like Babyface and Diane Warren. When asked about the possibility of The Wanted making a comeback, he said, "We did the leave the door open to potentially make music in the future, but I think that everyone is very happy with what they're doing in the moment." Fair enough. I'm excited to find out what's next for the 22-year-old crooner.
"Over and Over Again" is available on iTunes and Spotify now.