Ne-Yo worked with his GRAMMY-winning producer pals of Stargate (Rihanna, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson) on a new track for Leona Lewis. To give Leona an idea what it needs to sound like, Ne-Yo sang the vocals on the demo, giving us a good taste of what direction Ne-Yo and Stargate are taking it. It's a super slick, soulful track that incorporates a sleek '90s-style club effect that is incredibly catchy.
I met Tor and Mikkel of Stargate at the GRAMMY Awards in February and they are the nicest guys. They continue to have their finger on the pulse of what's hot and coming in pop. This sound could very well be what chart-topping pop will sound like in 2010.