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"In the Dark" is a dance-pop song with a saxophone hook and influences of Eurodance, Latin and jazz music.
The lyrics emphasize sex drives and letting the sensation of touch fully take over from sight.
" She explained that a rapper would suit the song well and that she would enjoy the remix when hearing it on the radio.
She elaborated on choosing Flo Rida, saying: "We went in thinking about who would be cool on the radio and who would fit the fact that it's kind of a flavorful song and not really a hood rap song.
She said, "So we did that back and forth, which he always does with me until I get my point across. and then we met up and we got both of our ideas and feelings across.
I wanted to be sexy and dark like the song is, in a really interesting way, and we pulled it off, I think." In an interview with Idolator, Dev elaborated on the video's concept, stating that she wanted a dark feel similar to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland: "I wanted the video to be sexy as well.
Although failing to match "Bass Down Low"'s peak of number ten, it did give Dev her second top 40 single in the UK.
Halperin went on to comment: "Spotlighting the sexiest sax solo this side of Duran Duran's 'Rio' and a sultry, almost Latin-flavored vibe, it may or may not be an ode to masturbation, but it definitely satisfies in all the right places." In the United Kingdom, the song debuted and peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart in the issue dated August 27, 2011.
According to Dev, the inspiration behind the video was to reflect the sexy and dark aspects of the song, and the initial idea was to create a Tim Burton-inspired feel.
In an interview with music blog Idolator, she talked in-depth about the conception of the song, stating, "The idea behind 'In The Dark' was for me to make a sexy song. I've been working with The Cataracs for the past three years and I met them when I was kind of young and from a small town. So that's what I did." She said, "The songs I had before, even though they were explicit to an extent, they were just fun.
"In the Dark" enjoyed commercial success in the United States, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the summit of Hot Dance Club Songs.
The song achieved its highest national peak in Slovakia, where it reached number one.