Better With The Lights Off

Album: Too Cool To Care (2011)
Charted: 38

Songfacts®:

  • The third single from Hip-Hop/Rap duo New Boyz's sophomore album, Too Cool To Care, was released as a digital download in the United States on May 3, 2011. The song was produced by Like a G6 collaborators The Cataracs and features a hook from Chris Brown, who sings amusingly, "Hope you don't take this the wrong way, but you look better with the lights off."
  • The song's music video was filmed in a Los Angeles neighborhood and features Breezy clad in yellow ice cream bar jersey shorts and a Rocksmith Ninjas tank top.
  • On a first listen this song comes across as being somewhat unkind to the fairer sex but Legacy of the New Boyz denied this is the case. He explained to MTV News: "We're not being mean. It's just we were telling the girl: she looks beautiful, she's cute, but at the end of the day, she looks better with the lights off."

    He added the song is meant to reveal the pair's end-of-the-night fantasy, which they hope to end with their date between the sheets, in the dark. "We were just hinting our intentions, so that's what that song is about," he explained. "Once you listen to the lyrics, you'll be like, 'Oh, it's not a mean record.' "
  • At the end of the track's first verse, Legacy spits, "Every guy wants to know how it is/ To clap off the lights and turn Khloé to Kim." This is a reference to two of the Kardashian sisters and he explained it is not meant as an insult to the younger Kardashian sibling. "Khloé is a beautiful girl. Like we were saying, you look beautiful, but you look better with the lights off," Legacy explained. "All I'm saying is, with that line, was you can get any type of girl, and when you clap off the lights, let your imagination run free and you can turn her into anybody you want."

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