Lay You Down Easy

Album: Primary Colours (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This Caribbean-tinged track evolved from a completely different song. Percussionist Alex Tanas explained to iHeartRadio: "That song had a really long life. It started off as a song called 'Let You Down Easy,' and it was much different. It was more of a raw kind of thing. We were on the road with Maroon 5 in Europe. That's where it really took a turn. We were messing around with 'Let You Down Easy.' Then it became 'Lay You Down Easy.' We were struggling with the lyric. It just became more of a guy and girl-thing."
  • The song took on a Caribbean feel after they hooked up with Sean Paul. Alex Tanas said: "We thought this would be perfect for a feature. We were wondering who's the perfect person. Then Sean Paul [happened]. It all just kind of happened after that. It's crazy because we have demos of that song that sound way different from back in the day. Now it's kind of a whole new thing."

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