Ari kicked off her first headlining North American tour last night (February 25) in Kansas City, along with Rixton and Cashmere Cat. During the latter’s opening set, the Norwegian DJ previewed a new, as-yet untitled track that he and Ari collaborated on.
The pair hinted at the collaboration last month on Twitter, whetting fans’ appetites for something as amazing as the Cashmere Cat-produced track “Be My Baby” from Ariana’s 2014 album My Everything.
Luckily, a fan captured some (albeit shaky) concert footage of the new song. From what we can tell, it sounds like a synth-heavy bonafide club banger, featuring Ariana’s soaring vocals over a throwback beat.
While some of the words are easier to make out (“don’t pretend you’re just a friend”), Ari confirmed some of the song’s lyrics on Twitter today, writing, “u got me screaming myyymyymy.”
Besides his work with Ariana, Cashmere Cat has also worked on some of the biggest R&B and rap songs of late, including Ty Dolla $ign’s “Drop That Kitty,” Tinashe's "All Hands On Deck," and Kanye West’s “Wolves.”