Timbaland is famous for helping artists reinvent their sounds—remember Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds and Nelly Furtado's Loose eras?—and Eric Nam is his latest collaborator, with their slinky new single, "Body."
The Atlanta-bred singer brings his signature croons (heard in past singles like "Can't Help Myself" and "Interview") to a minimal, R&B-pop beat reminiscent to Fifth Harmony's "Work From Home" where Eric details getting physical with a lover: "You know that you could have me over and over again / Yeah I can feel you under my skin / When you touch my body." Nam's voice is the centerpiece of the track, while layered vocal harmonies swell intensely around it.
Eric and Tim premiered the track at the 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (the K-pop equivalent to the MTV VMAs, above) and the full track is available to stream now.
"Body" is the latest move positioning Eric Nam as a pop force to watch both in America and Korea following his excellent tropical-house track "Into You" with EDM upstart Kolaj. All this is hopefully indicating big things coming for Eric in 2017 and helping to push forward one of the most promising candidates to be the U.S.'s first major Asian-American pop stars.
Watch Eric share his passion for breaking into the American market in our video interview below: