Update (2/16): The powerful pairing of Khalid and Normani Kordei have released the ultra-sexy video for their recent collaboration "Love Lies." The visual stars Khalid as a valet outside a hotel, and Normani pulls up and checks into their "favorite room," but not all is as it seems. It may appear that she's just waiting for him to finish his shift so he can join her, but it's actually all about the performance for her, and what a performance it is.
Update (2/14): After teasing their much-anticipated collaboration for some time now, Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies” has finally arrived, and it’s a solid effort from both artists and a potential smash in the making.
The track is a laid-back R&B affair so mature it’s difficult to believe the artists behind it are so young and still just getting started in their respective careers. The production sounds like a natural progression for 20-year-old Khalid, who has dealt with this type of pop/R&B blend before, and it’s not far from 21-year-old Normani’s comfort zone, either. The guitar loop is a nice touch on a beat that is fairly sparse, and at times, nonexistent, and it helps this song stand out among the hundreds of other similar tracks. While it’s an enjoyable listen, the "Love Lies" never seems to reach its potential, and it stops short of becoming a real jam.