Lady A's Charles Kelley explained why the trio chose this as the follow-up single to "Just a Kiss
." "One of the main reasons is the live feel to it. It had kind of an urgency and an excitement to it that we wanted to represent this record. 'Just A Kiss' is very Lady A, and 'We Owned the Night' is kind of a departure for us in a way, just the sound of it is very mandolin-heavy and it's got a lot of different organic elements, which is really exciting for us to go down that road. But I think more than anything, the message of it - owning the night - we thought it would be a great, great thing."