Despite developing his sound and challenging himself to produce tracks which have never been associated with Ryan Leslie, his classic sound from his first three albums keeps Leslie’s renegades coming back for more. While most of Black Mozart does have a different vibe, today’s Song of the Day, “Lay Down”, brings back an younger Les.
Continuing the trend of late in the industry of making lengthy tracks instead of focusing on short singles, “Lay Down” is a refreshing, soothing track which perfectly breaks up the bangers on Black Mozart. Although he has focused more on rap since going independent, “Lay Down” bring back more of Leslie’s R&B flow which never disappoints over his focused piano work. Development is great, but returning to old form once and awhile never hurts. “Lay Down” is a perfect of this for Leslie.
Listen to “Lay Down” below.