Electronic music producer Nicky Romero comes together with Norma Jean Martine for a new heartbreak hymn called “I Hope That It Hurts.” This is Romero’s third single released via Universal Music, following “Why Do I Call” and “Nights With You.”
The talented performer and label head describes what the song means to him and shares details on how it was amended to fit his style and sound: “I fell in love with the first demo of the song, but it was originally too far away from my sound. So my biggest challenge was to turn this beautiful song into something I felt comfortable with without losing the DNA of the original writing and Norma‘s voice, which captivated me when listening to the very first version of it. She really brought the song to the next level with her amazing performance. I’m really excited to share this one with the world.” Norma Jean Martine also reveals her excitement of working with acclaimed producer Nicky Romero. “I felt honored and couldn’t pass up the opportunity of collaborating with DJ legend Nicky Romero.”
Romero has outdone himself with “I Hope That It Hurts,” showcasing his impeccable gift of creating music both for the festival dance scene and for the dance/pop fans. His genius music arrangement, combined with Martine’s compelling vocals and deep meaningful lyrics: “For every bad day I had, you made worse/ For every bridge that we built, that you burned/ And it might take a little time for you to get what you deserve/ But when it hits you I hope that it hurts,” listeners can’t help but fall in love with the song.
The “Toulouse” and “I Could Be the One” producer’s collaboration with Norma Jean Martine has resulted in an epic track. The talented American has also worked with other stars like Ofenbach on hits such as “Head Shoulders Knees & Toes” and Lost Kings on “When We Were Young”, garnering hundreds of millions of streams and becoming one of the most in-demand singers of her generation.
Nicky Romero is on the rise with the success of his label Protocol Recordings, which has had recent collaborations with David Guetta, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
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