The recording of this song was a pivotal moment on Sound & Color. "That was one of the earlier songs we did, and it hit a lot of different chords," guitarist Heath Fogg said. "A lot of songs branched out from that one - it's a hard-driving R&B song, but there's a time change midway though, effects on Brittany's voice, different extremes that were explored."
Alabama Shakes performed the song live on television for the first time on February 28, 2015 on Saturday Night Live.
Alabama Shakes performed at Prince's Paisley Park studio in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 1, 2015, with the Purple One himself joining the band onstage live for a rendition of this song. According to reports, the performance saw Prince shredding guitar for a good 15 minutes.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."
Meghan Trainor and her producer Kevin Kadish originally wrote "All About That Bass" for another artist to record. However, after Epic Records boss LA Reid heard Meghan play a demo of the song on a ukulele, he signed the young songwriter to his label and told her she should sing it.