Listen to Diesel sing the track in a new mix from Norwegian DJ Kygo
Be sure to add “recording artist” next to “action star” on Vin Diesel‘s résumé.
The new song “It Ain’t Me” featuring Selena Gomez dropped on Thursday, and the track has already been remixed into a duet by her collaborator, Norwegian DJ Kygo, featuring the Fast and Furious star.
“All love,” Diesel wrote in releasing the new mix on Facebook.
He continued on Instagram, “I stepped out of my comfort zone for this one, haha. Let me know what you think. Thank you @kygomusic for producing this 2017 HIT! Thank you for believing in me enough to ask me to sing. Thank you @Selenagomez for bringing that beautiful and magical voice. Pained and celebratory simultaneously. I followed your lead when I went into the booth…”
Listen to the mix below.
Diesel, a longtime fan of Kygo, teased of the project on Friday, “For years I have done low tech karaoke for you die hard fans, often showing a different and emotional side. But I was never invited into a professional studio, or never had the courage to try it for real with an engineer and everything. The magician somehow took my voice and added it to the super talented Selena… Kygo sent over the track today and I am Speechless. Wow. Just speechless.”
He also posted to Facebook this week a behind-the-scenes video of the recording process. “It’s your own take on it,” one of the producers is seen commenting. “You don’t sound like every f—ing songwriter that we have coming in here that sounds the same.”
“You are going to be as shocked as I am,” Diesel tweeted. “Kygo the magician just took my voice and added it to his new track. Speechless.”