Pass Out

Songfacts®:

  • This dance-R&B tune is the fourth single from R&B singer Chris Brown's third studio album, Graffiti. Brown explained to MTV News why it was chosen as the follow-up to "Crawl": "It's gonna be a nice record - that's gonna be, like, my third single. After 'Crawl,' that's gonna be, like, the pop, then we gonna come with the urban at the same time."
  • The song was produced by Brian Kennedy who previously helmed "Disturbia," a track Brown co-wrote for his one-time girlfriend Rihanna.
  • In this song Brown trades verses with Eva Simons, a Dutch singer who first came to international prominence with her hit "Silly Boy."
  • This dance tune about partying hard in the club borrows from Eric Prydz's 2005 European hit "Call On Me." Brown said to MTV News: "We took one of the samples: '[call on] meeeeee, [call on] meeee.' We took that and kind of changed it up. It's called 'Pass Out.' Do it till you pass out, as far as dancing and going crazy in the clubs."
  • Simons wrote the French lyrics that she sings at the beginning of this Euro/dance track. "I knew 'Call on Me,' " she told Billboard magazine. "When I heard the beat I thought it needed some sensual lyrics. Since I speak French, I wrote something French."

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