Eager fans can finally “calm down” thanks to Rema and Selena Gomez’s new collaboration, a remix of Rema’s “Calm Down.”
Gomez’s guest appearance on Coldplay’s 2021 single, “Let Somebody Go,” off the British rock band’s ninth studio album, Music of the Spheres, was her first collaboration of 2022. Chris Brown, AJ Tracey, and 6LACK are just a few of the R&B and hip-hop acts with whom Rema has recently collaborated.
After a video of Gomez and Rema meeting backstage during his Rave & Roses World Tour began making the rounds on social media and swiftly going viral, the two artists announced their joint project. Following their meeting, the founder of Rare beauty uploaded a black and white snapshot of herself and Rema to an Instagram Story on August 17 with the GIF phrase “coming soon.”
The second single from Rema’s debut studio album, Rave & Roses, is titled “Calm Down.” The Nigerian Afro-fusion performer has been making waves on the road and in the charts in 2022. His debut album’s lead track, “Soundgasm,” reached its highest position of No. 15 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs list. Since then, “Calm Down” has climbed to No. 56 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart, it reached at No. 7 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.
Rema’s upcoming tour, the more dated Rave & Roses World Tour, will make stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Montreal in the upcoming weeks.
Below, you can listen to Rema and Selena Gomez’s remix of “Calm Down.”