Kissing Strangers
by DNCE (featuring Nicki Minaj)

Album: Yet to be titled (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, Joe Jonas croons about finding love in the city: "'Kissing Strangers' is a song about having fun with a stranger, getting to know them a little better, [and then] they're no longer a stranger," the singer told Radio.com. "Just finding yourself; finding who you want to be with."
  • Fellow Republic Records act Nicki Minaj comes in on the third verse to rap some spunky rhymes about "a boy that I kinda like."

    "We're huge fans of her work," Jonas explained. "And it was an immediate thought to have her be a part of the song, so we sent her the track, she wrote her verse in like, five minutes, and came out exactly how we'd hopes and she kills it… in the best way."
  • This was Nicki Minaj's second collaboration with a Jonas. She previously linked up with Joe's brother Nick for the track "Bom Bidi Bom," which was recorded for the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Wonder how long it will be before we hear the Harajuku Barbie opposite Kevin?
  • The song was produced by Mattman and Robin. The Swedish producers famously inspired DNCE's debut single when they confused the term "sex on the beach" with "cake by the ocean."

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