One beautiful thing about music that it is always full of surprises and many moments that you don’t expect to happen. Especially, when two of your favorite artists get together to create something incredible. In honor of Women’s History Month, Gospel music’s sweetheart Koryn Hawthorne has teamed up with R&B songstress Queen Naija for a “girl power” remix to her hit single, “Speak To Me.”
She took to social media to share the surprising announcement. Koryn posted a cover photo of herself and Queen Naija from their new single on her Instagram page.
Not only is the remix to “Speak To Me” incredible, the award winning songstress received tons of love from fellow gospel artists and other members of the music industry. Ahjah Walls of the Gospel quartet, “The Walls Group” left this comment, “YEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRR @korynhawthorne @queennaija PERIANA GRANDE!!!”
Award winning Gospel artist Jonathan Nelson loved the remix and left this comment under the photo, “🙌🏾🙌🏾🔥🔥”.
Many followers were so surprised by this collaboration with the two starlets. One follower left this comment under her photo, “I was not expecting this🔥🔥👏🏽”. Another follower posted this comment, “Okayyy i didn’t see this coming 👀”.
Fans definitely agree that Koryn and Naija vocals are incredible, and the remix is super dope!
Hours before dropping the remix, she posted a photo on Instagram page with the caption, “New mix with someone special at midnight. Guess who? #SpeakToMe”. Koryn left many fans wondering who the artist was going to be. Some thought it could be Kierra Sheard, Jonathan McReynolds, H.E.R., Lecrae, or Mail Music just to name a few. Fans were definitely excited to find who the remix was going to featured.
The incredible inspirational track “Speak To Me (Queen Mix),” is produced by award winning producer Johntá Austin, Troy Taylor, and Jeremy “TryBishop” Hicks, which brilliantly bridges in both R&B and gospel genres. “Some of the greatest movements in history have been when women supported each other,” Koryn stated during a recent interview with Rated R&B. She continued on, “I was so excited to work with Queen Naija on this project and hope this track will inspire other artists of various genres to collaborate and support each other, especially women.”
Naija also stated during the interview, “I was honored to be asked to get on the remix of a Gospel song being that my foundation started in the church, but I was also excited about getting on a song that I was a fan of already. I think it’s very important for women to support each other in general whether it be in music or any other industry.” The original version of “Speak To Me,” sampled “Speak My Heart,” by award winning Gospel legend Donnie McClurkin. The “Speak To Me” remix definitely has an old school R&B kind of fun chill vibe to it. The production is incredible. Such an amazing song for sure. It is fire! These two ladies are very talented.