Back in 2019, Morgan Wade released her breakthrough single "The Night," her first collaboration with The 400 Unit's Sadler Vaden, which led to Sadler producing her excellent 2021 album Reckless. It was inspired by Morgan's struggles with addiction, and it remains one of her most powerful songs, and today it gets a sequel, "The Night (Part 2)." It was also produced by Sadler, and it includes some callbacks to the original, but it's more atmospheric, a little electronic, and an impactful beast of its own. Morgan also compiled both songs on a 7" single and released videos for both, directed by P.R. Brown (Death Cab For Cutie, Green Day, Jack White, etc).
"P.R. sent a treatment that stopped me in my tracks," Morgan said. "He seemed to crawl into the two songs, just ingested them in all the shattered bits – and wrote this interconnected treatment that traced not just a mental breakdown, but how fragile maintaining one’s equilibrium even when you’ve been figured out the meds or the reasons or whatever else you need to stay sane. “He’s worked with everyone. The fact that he wanted to work with me was amazing, but what he sent us about how saw and wanted to capture the song, it was shocking how completely he understood the things I was writing about."