"1:45AM" opens with a serene piano solo that quickly ascends to an upbeat, electronic pop soundscape. The 2-step beat was produced by UK garage artist MJ Cole, George Daniel of The 1975, and No Rome himself. As the drums kick in, flanked by ambient synths, they paint a faint image of a car speeding down the highway.
Bearface lends his unmistakable, emotion-laden vocals to the second verse as well as the chorus. Adding to the late-night drive scenery, the BROCKHAMPTON crooner sings, "Red eyes, long drive / say to me goodbye."
The accompanying visual is a dizzying compilation of bright lights and nighttime skylines shot from a moving car. The video was shot in Manila, a subtle nod to No Rome's hometown. As one fan's apt comment on Youtube sums it up, "This song is made to be listened to while you're driving at night with the windows down."
"1:45AM" marks the second collaboration from No Rome and Bearface, the first being the latter's 2016 single "No one like u."
Listen to "1:45AM" below: