Normani
1.5.2017

Normani Kordei Covers Solange’s ‘Cranes in the Sky’ & ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’

After remixing a pair of Drake tracks last month, Normani Kordei flips two Solange songs for the new year.

On Thursday (Jan. 5), the Fifth Harmony star unleashed her latest mash-up, a combination of Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” and “Cranes in the Sky.”

Over melodic sounds and snaps, Normani blends each cut seamlessly into one, providing an ode to Solange and another display of her vocal stylings. With range, Kordei shows that she’s able to harmonize when she’s on her own as well.

“I was inspired by Solange’s album, A Seat at The Table, from the moment that I heard it,” she told USA Today. “She has clearly taken the time to create a unique body of work and emote through her music from a true place.”

This latest release follows last month’s mash-up of Drake’s “Fake Love” and “Sneakin’.” “Drake has been one of the most influential artists in this generation who consistently releases dope material,” she said at the time. “I respect his artistry so much. He always resonates with me in some way so I decided to get creative and put my own spin on this mash-up of his most recent records for my fans to enjoy.”

Just last month, Fifth Harmony announced the abrupt departure of Camila Cabello, who left the group without much warning. Cabello responded by denying their claim, but confirmed her departure. The remaining members — Ally Brooke, Dinah Jane, Lauren Jauregui, and Normani — stood behind their original statement and vowed to continue working as a unit.

Kordei has teased a “prosperous” 2017 that will include Fifth Harmony’s “new chapter together” and some “personal endeavors” of her own “in and outside of music.”