Josh Levi drops 'Don't They' music video featuring Normani in sultry cameo, fans declare them a 'power couple'
The song features on his debut EP 'Disc One', which arrived in June, and the music video has a cameo appearance from Normani and is about Black love
Rising R&B/soul singer Josh Levi surprise dropped the official music video for 'Don't They' in the late hours of October 1. The song features on his debut EP 'Disc One', which arrived in June, and the music video has a cameo appearance from Normani.
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Levi is also a talented actor who had a recurring role on television series 'Friday Night Lights'. The singer was also a finalist on the third season of 'The X Factor'. In February 2014, Levi released his first single 'Trying to Find You'. In December that year, the singer performed in Navi's King of Pop Michael Jackson tribute concert. In 2015, he toured with Aaron Carter and released a cover of Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney's single 'FourFiveSeconds'.
After leaving the group he formed — Citizen Føur — Levi began his solo career in 2017.
Now, with his new EP, Levi has cemented his career as a budding talent to look out for. The sensual video is an intimate portrayal of love as Normani grooms and caresses the singer. Over ambient synth and with honey-dripped vocals, Levi sings, "Don't they make love songs anymore? Tell me right now if you want in. Let's be alone in a full room. Wanna make one, can we make one?" The video closes with a "To be continued", followed by credits that show behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot.
According to 360 Magazine, Levi spoke about the meaning of 'Don't They', saying, "’Don’t They’ is about chasing after what love used to be, what it was before the world lost it." He noted, "I wanted to showcase Black love and how it’s still alive and possible. We’ve felt so much pain this year, but this is my celebration of love and strength and collaboration. Normani helped me tell this story and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else."
In an interview with V Magazine, Levi shared the inspiration behind 'Disc One'. "What I love most about this EP is it represents me better than anything I've ever created and it was totally unplanned. I did not set out to make a body of work. I went to a studio and just put my heart out there and pushed myself. I was trying to create stuff that I really felt was undeniably a representation of my point of view as an artist."
He added, "So, I hope people get to know me better after this project. And I also was intentional about creating an experience and an escape in a world that people can escape to and feel every emotion in the book, and maybe even things that people have never felt before or haven't felt in a long time."
Fans on YouTube reacted with much excitement. "THIS WAS A WHOLE SERVE. I HAVE DECIDED TO STAN JOSH YUP," said a fan while another wrote, "NORMANI AND JOSH A POWER COUPLE."
Many fans were surprised to see Normani make an appearance with one commenting, "WHEN THE CAMERA SPANNED OUT TO NORMANI MY HEART STOPPED." Another said, "Normani was the best fit for this." One fan added, "NORMANI LOOKS SO DAMN GOOD HOLY S**T."