SINGLE PREMIERE: Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo – “Tonight” (+ Lyrics)

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“Tonight” is the night.

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Well, what do you know? A few days ago, I posted a preview of Jessica Sanchez‘s new single in a topic about forthcoming songs going to radio in the next month. I just mentioned some general details about the releases and that there was a video in production, which has now been filmed. I was thinking it would be out during the last week of the month. After all, her album is out April 30; I was figuring the label would at least give her song six weeks at radio before putting out a full-length release. Around 5:30 Eastern time, a promotional account for Interscope Records posted the song on their SoundCloud account, which was then sent to me by a friend. Several hundred views later, I guess the label made a little error. The song is no longer available to listen to. However, keep this link here handy just in case they decide to put it back up. So, now, let’s see what I can remember from hearing the song about five times.

It’s an electropop and dance song that’s very different for Sanchez, with her impressive range that usually shines on ballads and slower songs, yet it still showcases her vocals pretty well and stays familiar with Ne-Yo‘s sound shift as of recent. I wouldn’t be surprised if StarGate had some sort of credit for production on the track. It vaguely reminds me vocal-wise of several of his past singles: 2008’s “Closer” and his feature on Conor Maynard‘s “Turn Around” from last year. It’s a very sassy song in terms of lyrics, as evidenced by the chorus that Sanchez pounds out, totally shedding that clean-cut image of her. I’m not sure I necessarily believe her when she sings about a place “where the dudes got money and they’re not afraid to spend it”, but I guess it could be worse. Otherwise, it’s a pretty harmless song with a length of just under four minutes (if I remember correctly.) It has an intro of about twenty seconds. Just to let you know, I am expecting a video in outer space with dancers in spacesuits and aliens ready to pounce, so these two better not let me down. (OK, they probably will.)

“TONIGHT”
(The two trade off vocals in the song, so Jessica‘s part is italicized and Ne-Yo‘s part is bolded.)

[VERSE]
It seems like every day is something else
Another reason to be stressing

And you wanna run away, said you just wanna run away
You try to get out and enjoy yourself
But everybody’s acting so depressing

And you wanna run away, yeah, said you just wanna run away

[BRIDGE]
Though we ’bout to hop up on this rocket
Get up outta here

Go somewhere where nothing ever goes wrong
‘Bout to hop up on this rocket
Take to the sky
Everything is fine

[CHORUS]
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where the dudes got money and they’re not afraid to spend it
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where there ain’t no drama and the party’s never ending
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh

[VERSE]
It seems like every day is something else
Another reason to be stressing

And you wanna run away, said you just wanna run away, woah-oh
You try to get out and enjoy yourself
But everybody’s acting so depressing

And you wanna run away, (oh oh), said you just wanna run away

[BRIDGE]
Though we ’bout to hop up on this rocket
Get up outta here
Go somewhere where nothing ever goes wrong
‘Bout to hop up on this rocket
Take to the sky
Everything is fine

[CHORUS]
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where the dudes got money and they’re not afraid to spend it
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where there ain’t no drama and the party’s never ending
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh

[POST-CHORUS]
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
Pretty baby, babe
No oh-oh-oh
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
Oh oh-oh

[MIDDLE 8]
And we’ll be dancing through the moments
Got my girls ’round me, just grab your boys from Mars
And we’ll get away, go somewhere and just get right

[CHORUS]
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where the dudes got money and they’re not afraid to spend it
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh
‘Cause we ain’t even on Earth tonight
We on a planet where there ain’t no drama and the party’s never ending
Hey-oh, Hey-oh, and everything is alright, hey-oh hey-oh

Sanchez’s album will be released on April 30 through Interscope Records entitled Me, You and The Music. Enjoy!

8 Comments

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8 responses to “SINGLE PREMIERE: Jessica Sanchez featuring Ne-Yo – “Tonight” (+ Lyrics)

  1. Jay, Hi! I am one of your avid fan and a blujay in heart indeed. I am existing in the world of Twitter and Onlines.. foremost because of you. I had witnessed your life’s journey, America’s Got Talent Journey, watched your You Tube Videos and American Idol Journey > You amazed me not only by the way you showed your powerhouse vocal to everybody but by the way you may make connections to your followers (twitter, FB, Instagram,,etc). After AI, you have proved to us how great person/artist you are:: you are now famous in your own way but you stays your feet on the ground. You stays connected to us through your great/amazing covers. Your First Concert in the Philippines is one of the hardest event to forget that you really are one of a kind. You struggled and determined in everything that you do>> following your dreams to the fullest- showed the best of your abilities as an artist/dreamer. I believe in your talent and I Know you are going beyond your dreams in the MUSIC INDUSTRY. I just thank AI for the opportunities and experiences they gave u and thank you too Jay for sharing your talent with us. You give us pride and joy in our hearts. Words are not enough to praise and appreciate you as a whole person. Thank you for all your followers who have been supporting you all these years. They are the bests…
    After a long wait:: Here you are now with your Debut Single “TONIGHT” w/ amazing Ne-yo> What can I say? But crossing my fingers and pray for your SUCCESS…..( in the MUSIC INDUSTRY WORLDWIDE.). Just remember that I am @eneriafanatico loves you infinitely. ILOVEYOUSOMUCH! God Bless JESSICA SANCHEZ.

  2. Roselynd V. Conley

    I have also been following your success. I am so proud that you have been doing very very well. Can’t wait to see this song and video you have done with NeYo must be great. You are such a talented young lady that will do any type of music to make it in the industry. That is so great. I pray that you success will grow and grow, (Stay Humble and Sweet).
    God Bless you always!!!!!

  3. I didnt get to see that video! Im kind of unhappy. Please post it back here. thanks. a more thanks. from a fan of jessica in Phil.

  4. Jessica's Huge Fan_Blujay

    After releasing their album recently, It’s Jessica’s album turn to be heard by the whole world soon. We don’t mind almost 1 year waiting.We’re so stoked for it. Much love and support you all the way. Muah :*

  5. so excited for this!!!! i will definitely pre order her album!

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