NE-YO’s releases first new single of 2021, “What If.” The shimmering dancefloor banger finds NE-YO recalling a lost love and wondering what would have happened if they hadn’t parted.
The three-time GRAMMY® winner recorded “What If” in London with producers Ebenezer and Magnus Klausen. Curtis “Sauce” Wilson produced the vocals. NE-YO performs along with a troupe of dancers in the striking black & white video for “What If,” which was made in partnership with Shutterstock.
“As a multiple GRAMMY Award winner and one of the most celebrated artists of this generation, Shutterstock was thrilled to be the behind-the-scenes photography partner for NE-YO’s ‘What If” music video,” said Candice Murray, VP of Editorial at Shutterstock. “In addition to behind-the-scenes imagery, Shutterstock also provided visual and special effects from our robust library of over 400 million visual assets. We wish NE-YO every success for this music video release, and we look forward to our ongoing collaboration.”
“Last night your name came up in conversation– Ne-Yo, “What If”
Everybody singing his praises
This great new dude you dating (Ah-ah, ah-ah)
And I’m over you, but I had a few so it’s probably true, I was faded (Probably true, I was faded)
But damn it, I just could not take it (I just could not take it)
I remember things were so good when you were with me
But then I went and broke your heart so bad, you moved up out the city
No hating, I’m so glad that you’re so happy now
But I wonder, do you ever think about“
“What If” follows NE-YO’s 2020 collaboration with JEREMIH, “U 2 Luv.” In his career to date, NE-YO has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. He has won three GRAMMY awards and been honored with a total of 14 nominations.