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The breakthrough single for R&B singer-songwriter Bryson Tiller, "Don't" finds him singing of a desire to be with a girl that is being mistreated by her man. He explained in an annotation on Genius: "On this song, I'm not boyfriend number two and I'm not trapped in the friend zone. I'm actually pretending; I jumped out of myself and got into a perspective of somebody else." "I wasn't doing what I needed to be doing in my relationship at that time and I was kinda fu---ng up, so I thought what if somebody else stepped in the picture? So, I said cool I'm gonna be that person and write a song from his perspective, trying to get my girl. That's something that nobody would know ever."

That's Texan artist King Vory on the outro. Tiller recalled: "I got this beat from SoundClick and I went to the studio to meet with this artist from Houston, his name's King Vory - he's on another song of mine called 'Break Bread.'" "This is my first time that I ever played him music and I played him 'Don't' and he was like, 'This is dope, I did the same beat.' So he played it for me and all he had on the beat was 'H-Town got me feelin' so throwed.' I was like, 'Yo that's dope bro. I can't finish my song, my song is kinda short so let's combine 'em.'"

The song is the lead single from Tiller's debut album Trapsoul. He explained to Billboard magazine where the idea of Trapsoul came from: "I released a song called 'Let Em Know' off SoundCloud and some fan commented on it and was like, 'Trap soul movement,' and I was like, man, that's dope. What is that? And it just sounded like my music," he said. "That was the perfect word to describe my music, so I was just like, I'm going to call my project that."

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Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Don't.
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TrapSoul/RCA Records
(P) 2015

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