Ally Brooke debuted her first official single and video as a solo artist, “Low Key” featuring Tyga, today (Jan. 31).
“Low Key” is a mid-tempo, R&B-tinged track. “I see you looking at my body very closely/ But there’s a lot of things about me that you don’t see/ You know we could take it fast or take it slowly/ We could fly out to Ibiza and get cozy,” the 25-year-old sings.
“My manager [Charles] Chavez calls me and he’s like, ‘Ally, I found this record. I just listened to it, and it’s incredible…if we can get it for you, it’s going to be your single,'” Brooke says about “Low Key” in a new interview with Billboard’s Pop Shop Podcast (her full episode will air Feb. 12). “I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s amazing, let me hear it.’ So he played it for me the next day, and as soon as I got done with the first listen, I was like, ‘Wow.’ It was a pretty magical moment where I felt, ‘This is it, I found her. I found the one!’ I’ve been in the studio for months and months, a long time, just trying to find the right record, and the day is finally here. We are so happy and really just love it and it feels like me, and that is what matters.”
The accompanying video features sultry shots of Brooke in a lavish dance studio as she attempts to hide a “low key” relationship with a dance partner who she says is “just a friend” at the beginning of the video.
Brooke shows off her dancing chops with an impeccably choreographed dance break before Tyga comes in with his telling verse, “I see you watching, you been plotting on me, low key, yeah/ I put this ice up on your neck and freeze your body, yeah/ I’ve been known to be giving, get it, then I spend it/ Invent a new wave, then I re-invent it.”
“They sent me the record with him on it, and I was blown away,” Brooke also tells Billboard of the rapper’s involvement. “He freaking annihilated that song in the best way possible.”
The video also features a slew of fabulous looks from the San Antonio, T.X. native, including a sparkly white, skintight minidress that she shows off while walking down the grand steps of the gold-hued mansion, arm-in-arm with said “friend” and dance partner.
Brooke spent this week teasing the song to her fans, sending over 100 personalized messages to her most dedicated supporters. In a statement, she said she was looking forward to showing the world who she really is with her upcoming new project. “People never really got to see to the true me. Now just being able to have my own freedom of being an artist is the most incredible feeling in the world,” she stated.
Check out the video for “Low Key” below.