Norwegian electronic duo Stargate have their hitmaking formula down pat, having crafted hits for some of music’s biggest stars over the years. On Wednesday (April 25), the duo assembled an all-star cast of artists, from PartyNextDoor to 21 Savage and Murda Beatz, for assistance on their newest single “1Night.”
Murda Beatz co-produced the track alongside Stargate, while PartyNextDoor and 21 Savage handled the verses. On the airy, trap-inflected track, PartyNextDoor and 21 Savage make it clear they’re not looking to settle down and would rather spend just one night with their ladies. “I’m afraid of forever/ And I’m afraid like never/ I’ma play with you for one night, one night/ All we ever need is one night, one night,” Party croons.
Next, 21 Savage enters with his signature coarse, monotone flow and raps, “I be switchin’ different women every night (every night)/ I don’t save numbers, it’s a waste of time/ You say that you a wifey but you never could be mine”
While speaking to Zane Lowe about “1Night,” Erik Hermansan said 21 Savage “has one of the most distinct voices in hip-hop.” After hearing Savage on a Drake album, the pair knew they wanted to connect with him.
“Even though there’s some darkness in his lyrics, there’s also a sense of humor and playfulness to a lot of his punchlines,” Hermansan continued. “So we knew this kid had something special. He works on hip-hop time which is after midnight, we work on like two grown men, family time — we actually never met. We gave him the beat, he did his verse, sent it back to us, and we put it on the record.”
Listen to “1Night” below.