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It sounds like Salaam Remi‘s new surprise album, One: In The Chamber, is going to be a winner. The renowned producers latest single from the project, “Makin’ It Hard For Me,” features the exquisite vocals of British singer Corinne Bailey Rae. Remi marries lush strings, swelling synth and resounding chords with precise drum programming to create one beautiful instrumental. Bailey Rae’s singing accentuate the rush of emotions the track elicits. Considering Remi’s track record with English singers (see: Amy Winehouse), his streak continues. Salaam Remi’s One: In The Chamber is in stores September 30. If it features more work like this, sign us up early. Listen to “Makin’ It Hard For Me” below.

— Photo: Corinne Bailey Rae