I'm looking for a song whose backing track is used frequently as the mood-setting music for "quiet storm" format late-night radio. It consists largely of a long series of quarter notes, about 120 bpm, probably with synthesized strings. The notes start out on the tonic and then jump up a fifth after the first measure. The entire piece gives off a strong impression of a clock ticking, probably because of the two-per-second quarter notes.
There is an actual song that goes with this track --I've heard it a couple times, but haven't been able to understand any lyrics. The vocals are more atmospheric than anything else.