Singled Out: "We Run The Night": "You Think Of The Night Time In Las Vegas"
Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 12:15PM
[SOHH highlights a hot record each week and offers a unique look at the track in Singled Out. After Jerry Wonda broke down Akon and French Montana's "Hurt Somebody" record, OutKast affiliate, Sleepy Brown, undresses his new "We Run The Night" single.]
"We Run The Night" is going to be the official single off my upcoming new album. I've been working with a new producer and we've been in the studio working and vibing.
I don't even know how to describe it. He kind of just played the chorus, working on the keyboard, and I just automatically heard the beat. I told him to go ahead and record it. So then we dropped the beat and went ahead with the editing.
The hook just popped up in my head because it just sounded like Las Vegas to me. You think of the night time in Vegas and so it all made sense. It may be because of the vibe I'm in since I've been staying out here in Vegas. It's kind of where I'm at right now.
I've been working on the album for about five years but this record came to me pretty quick. Sometimes when the vibe is just right, it's just right. For "We Run The Night," I want to say we worked on it for about two weeks.
The influence of the '70s on Atlanta crooner Patrick "Sleepy" Brown is manifested in almost everything he does -- from the soulful and funk-driven textures overlaying his urban hip-hop sound to his taste in sunglasses and pants. In appearance he might resemble Isaac Hayes, but his smooth falsettos seem closer to that of Curtis Mayfield's voice. To incognizant hip-hop listeners, Sleepy Brown is simply the singer associated with OutKast, emerging in the 2000s on tracks like Big Boi's "The Way You Move" and his own Top 40 single, "I Can't Wait." Nevertheless, he has been active since the early '90s as a member of the renowned Atlanta-based production group Organized Noize.
Check out "We Run The Night" below: