Vin Diesel: Actor, producer… pop star?
The xXx: Return of Xander Cage
star revealed via social media on Friday that he recently spent studio time with DJ Kygo, and now, his vocals are featured on a new version of "It Ain't Me."
The catchy song, which dropped on Wednesday
, features Selena Gomez, and lyrics like, "No, I don't wanna know where you been or where you're going, but I know I won't be home," and "Who's gonna walk you through the dark side of the morning? It ain't me." While we're totally in love with Gomez and Kygo's original version, we gotta admit, Diesel's voice adds the extra touch we didn't even know we needed!
Prior to releasing the new mix, Diesel teased his collaboration with Kygo on Instagram. "Happy V Day!!!" he captioned a photo of himself in the recording studio on Valentine's Day, which was posted just one day after he shared a video of he and the musician gushing over each other.
"You all know how much I love music, so when one of your favorite producers @kygomusic invites you to the studio you go," Diesel explained. “What I didn't expect was to be asked to go into the recording booth. Haha... never be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!"
And the posts didn't stop there! Diesel also shared a video of himself in the studio, moments before Kygo recorded him singing.
"This was the day after I chilled with Kygo at my post Grammy party," he wrote. "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," he continued. "Kygo sent over the track today and I am Speechless. Wow. Just speechless."
"WOW!!!! The new Kygo mix is up on my Facebook page," another post read. "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... #kygoselenavin #ItAintMe #gratefultomakemagic #believeinyou."
He also thanked legendary salsa singer Jerry Rivera and reggaetón singer Nicky Jam for making him feel comfortable about taking on this new hobby.
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