In the four-minute video, the former Fifth Harmony bandmate brings viewers into the atmospheric space of the mid-tempo track, which hears her rich vocals sing a tale of twisted romance alongside the Atlanta rapper. In front of an intergalactic galaxy, the two offer up a psychedelic take on a lonely planet as they venture frame by frame into the space-age abyss. "You come in waves, waves, waves/ Every hour, every day, day, day/ You come in waves, yeah," she cues as a rush of echoes fill the track during the hook.
After teasing the release of the video in recent days, Normani took to Twitter to share a few words about the spacey project. "Proud to finally share this with you guys. There was SO much love and hard work poured into this video," she wrote, adding, "Hope you like it." Expect her to perform "Waves" and other new cuts when she opens up the first leg of Ariana Grande's "Sweetener World Tour," which kicks off March 18 in Albany, New York and wraps June 18 in New York City.
Normani's journey to solo stardom has been a slow and steady one, but "Love Lies," her 2018 collab with Khalid, recently hit a new milestone with 45 weeks atop the Pop Songs airplay chart. Meanwhile, in her recent Billboard cover story, the 22-year-old got candid about her responsibility as a black woman in mainstream music. "There's so much that I have to get off my chest," she told the magazine. "And there’s a responsibility I have as a black woman -- one of the very few to have the power to kill it. Even in the mainstream, there's not many of us. Especially chocolate girls. Like, being African-American is one thing, but girls [with] my complexion, it's unheard of. It's me, and SZA. Who else?"