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Kravitz wrote this about actress Lisa Bonet. They had broken up and he was trying to reconcile their relationship. They were married from 1989-1991 and had a daughter, Zoe.
Kravitz and Bonet did not get back together, but they are now good friends.
This was the first big hit for Kravitz. He had a minor hit in 1989 with his first single, "Let Love Rule" off the LP of the same name.
The song was heavily inspired by the Motown sound and by Earth, Wind & Fire. The horn section at the end is played by the brass section of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Kravitz played all the instruments on this track except the strings and horns.