Singer-songwriter Muni Long was among the performers at the 2022 BET Awards on Sunday night.
Dressed in a pink ensemble, the Long opened her set with a snippet of her fan-favorite track “Time Machine.” She then transitioned to her now-signature single “Hrs and Hrs.”
Both songs are lifted from Long’s latest project, Public Displays of Affection. In an interview with Rated R&B, Long shared the story behind every track on her EP. Of “Time Machine,” Long said, “It’s just a real song, man. I think every person, regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexuality, have all gone through a moment with another person where we’re like, ‘Man, I wish I never met your ass.’ (laughs). So that’s what this song is about – just expressing that frustration.”
Speaking on “Hrs and Hrs,” Long told Rated R&B, “This one is just a vibe. I was washing dishes, and it was just a very monotonous task. I hate cleaning up. So I decided to listen to some tracks while I was washing dishes. This one came up, and I just started freestyling. I would every now and then use my elbow to start it over from the top. I think I wrote the song in maybe 20 minutes. I went in the studio a couple of days later and recorded it. It’s probably my favorite song to sing live. It’s just so beautiful.”
“Hrs and Hrs,” which reached No. 1 at urban radio, was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Following her commercial success from “Hrs and Hrs,” Long signed a deal with Def Jam Records. Since signing her major-label deal, Long has released three songs: “Another,” “Pain” and “Baby Boo” featuring Saweetie.
Long recently joined John Legend on his sweet new single “Honey” from his upcoming album.
Watch Muni Long perform “Hrs and Hrs” at the 2022 BET Awards below.