After getting the gem that is “Slide” and hearing news of many newly-registered Calvin Harris songs, we were all excited to see what he had to share with us this year.
“Heatstroke” is the second song of Harris’ this year which features an all-star cast to create another laid back, summertime jam. The soulful, Motown-inspired single has Young Thug quickly rapping the verses as Grande and Pharrell harmonize in their sweetest falsettos on the chorus.
Background vocals were provided by Starrah, who receives co-writing credit with Harris (as do Young Thug and Pharrell).
Though Young Thug does get most of the credit on the song, Ariana and Pharrell still deserve lots of praise for keeping up with Thug on the upbeat pace of the song.
The beginning of the song does seem a little bit forced, but it smooths out later to form a great overall track that can be listened to over and over again.
Check out “Heatstroke” below: