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Hear Nicki Minaj, DNCE’s Funky ‘Kissing Strangers’

Joe Jonas-fronted band released self-titled debut LP last year

Nicki Minaj teamed up with another Jonas Brother this year on the funky, sexy DNCE collaboration “Kissing Strangers.” The Joe Jonas-fronted funk-pop band released their self-titled debut LP late last year.

After a pucker, a slinky bassline soundtracks Jonas’ low-register growl before the chorus blasts through with full-band background grunts. “‘Til I find someone I love/ Kissing strangers,” he sings on the chorus. Minaj pops up after the second verse, serving up Jem and the Holograms references in a playful, fast-paced character voice similar to the type she would toy with during her Pink Friday era.

DNCE has yet to reveal if the song is the beginning of a sophomore album rollout. Minaj has yet to announce plans for a follow-up to her 2014 album The Pinkprint but has been steadily appearing on a diverse array of other artists’ tracks and released a few new ones of her own last month. Most recently, she appeared on new songs by David Guetta, Jason Derulo and Gucci Mane and joined forces with Nick Jonas for the Fifty Shades Darker song “Bom Bidi Bom.”

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