Norway’s tropical tune maker Kygo is riding a big pop wave. He recently struck gold with Selena Gomez on his single “It Ain’t Me,” and today, he takes a more pleasantly-romantic turn with English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding.

“First Time” is a misty-eyed, reminiscent look at adolescent love. Goulding knows how to work her way around a synth melody. Her smoky voice lilts strong above a subtle, building beat. Kygo left the steel drums at home, though his trademark easiness shines through.

KyGoulding’s first step out is gentle but effective. No doubt the combined power of these superstars will have “First Time” crawling up the charts. Hear the tune for your “First Time” below.

Cait Cronenberg
Kygo and Ellie Goulding, ‘First Time.’
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