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"Low Key" is the debut solo single by Ally Brooke featuring rapper Tyga. Written by John Ryan, Teddy Geiger, and Julian Bunetta, the song was released on January 31, 2019 by Atlantic Records, along with its music video. The song is from Brooke's upcoming debut solo album.

BackgroundEdit

Brooke had been in the studio for many months trying to find her sound and the right song to release, recording over 50 songs in the process.[1][2] Brooke said she had recorded a completely different song to "Low Key" that was considered, but "we could never quite get it right".[2] "Low Key" was introduced to her by her manager, who told her if her label executives could secure the track it would be her first single. He played it for Brooke and she agreed it was perfect for her, considering the track "sassy, fun, and sexy".[1][2][3] Brooke said the song was originally written for a male voice. They changed the key to fit a female voice, Brooke raising it "like two keys higher".[2] After fine-tuning the song, executives from her record label then recommended adding rapper Tyga to the song.[2]

Brooke began teasing the release of the single in the beginning of January 2019.[4][5] In the week of the single's premiere, snippets of the song, behind the scenes photos, stills, and a preview of the music video were released on Brooke's social media pages. Brooke also teased the song by sending over 100 personalized messages to fans.[6][7][1] "Low Key" is her official debut single from her upcoming debut album.[8][5] The song and its music video was released on January 31, 2019.[1]


Music and lyricsEdit

"Low Key" was co-written by John Ryan (musician)|John Ryan, Teddy Geiger, and Julian Bunetta. Brooke said the lyrics refer to a flirtation with another person, asking them to get to know her, and they also represent her introduction to the world as a solo artist. Billboard described "Low Key" as a "mid-tempo, R&B-tinged track". MTV said the song is a "glimpse into the Latin-meets-urban-pop genre" Brooke is delivering described it as "spirited, club-ready dance pop".

LyricsEdit


[Intro: Ally Brooke]
Oh, yeah

[Chorus: Ally Brooke]
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me
Yeah, I know you got some things that you could show me
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me

[Verse 1: Ally Brooke]
I see you looking at my body very closely
But there's a lot of things about me that you don't see
You know we could take it fast or take it slowly
We could fly out to Ibiza and get cozy

[Pre-Chorus: Ally Brooke]
All your friends are looking for you
They don't know where you're at
'Cause you left with me and slipped out the back

[Chorus: Ally Brooke]
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me
Yeah, I know you got some things that you could show me
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me

[Verse 2: Ally Brooke]
Let's forget about our phones until the morning ('Til the morning)
We can post up, no one gets to see our story (Oh no)
I can take you places you ain't been before me
Then, the rest I guess is self-explanatory

[Pre-Chorus: Ally Brooke]
All your friends are looking for you
They don't know where you're at
'Cause you left with me and slipped out the back (Shh, ah)

[Chorus: Ally Brooke]
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me (Get to know me)
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me (Ah, ah)
Yeah, I know you got some things that you could show me (Oh oh)
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me

[Post-Chorus: Ally Brooke]
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la (Oh)
La-la-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la (Shh)

[Verse 3: Tyga & Ally Brooke]
(Yeah)
I see you watchin', you been plottin' on me, low key, yeah (Low key)
I put this ice up on your neck and freeze your body, yeah (Ha)
I've been known to be givin' (Yeah)
Get it, then I spend it (Yeah)
Invent a new wave, then I re-invent it
Baguettes on your wrist now, can't be actin' timid (Woo)
Take you to New Mexico, ain't nobody business (Yeah)
Throw me that, Ally, I'ma dunk and win it (Slam)
I ain't looking for love, but it's been a minute (Oh, oh)
Serve it to me on a plate, I'ma come and get it
You love it, I like it, it's litty (Woo)

[Chorus: Ally Brooke]
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me
Low key, low key, you should really get to know me (Know me)
Yeah, I know you got some things that you could show me (Yeah, yeah)
Low key, low key, (Hey) you should really get to know me (Really get to know me)

[Post-Chorus: Ally Brooke]
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la (Ooh)
La-la-la-la-la
La, la-la, la-la-la
La-la-la-la

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