After first hopping on Jay Sean's U.S. debut single, "Down," in '09, it appears Lil Wayne has co-signed Sean's forthcoming second U.S. album, Freeze Time, due in the spring. Wayne is featured on the project's second single, "Hit the Lights," following "2012 (It Ain't the End)" featuring Nicki Minaj, which Sean released last year.
The song, which leaked this weekend and will go on sale digitally February 8, is a progressive house banger made for the dance floor that could rival Britney Spears' recent electro-house jam, "Hold It Against Me," in the clubs.
"Lights" was produced by the Orange Factory, the outfit who also crafted Sean's last album, including radio hits "Down" and "Do You Remember," featuring Sean Paul and Lil Jon.
Now that pop music has gone "club," it appears the Factory have returned to their dance roots with "Lights." Orange Factory producer J Remy co-produced Dynamix's hit "Don't Want Another Man" featuring Tina Ann, which reached #1 on the Billboard Dance/Club Airplay Chart in November 2000.
Keeping in line with Jay Sean's "Feel good, life is good" mantra, "Lights" is a party record that begs of the listener to get themselves to a dance floor.
Sean sings: "Put your lighters in the air/ Let 'em burn into the night/ And let everybody know/ That you're with it and you're ready to go/ Come out in the dark, and let the DJ lead the way/ 'Cause it's hot in the club now/ So don't let it stop now/ So hit the lights."
And if Sean can be seen as inviting the ladies onto the dance floor, then it seems Weezy means to take over for the next phase of the party.
Wayne raps: "Hit the lights so you can see/ My drink is strong, my hookah sweet/ Understand the time is now, but time is up, the future's bleak/ This beat is stupid, cupid/ Love me, leave me in the morning/ If you like, your friend can join in."
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