This track is an institutional phone call between A$AP Rocky and Kodak Black, who was incarcerated at the time in a South Florida jail. Kodak just had one minute to rap his verse before the call was terminated. (A "calldrop" is a phone call that is ended as a result of technical reasons).
Rocky explained Kodak's verse to MTV News: "It's just him explaining and expressing how his child was taken away from him, and how he was stripped of his dignity and freedom."
A$AP Rocky, Hector Delgado and Boys Noize provided the melancholic production. Rocky said that he wanted to put Kodak on a song that people weren't used to hearing him on. "I don't make music. I make textures," he explained. "Everything is a texture and a feeling, right? I mean it's equivalent to it at least, and opposed to having him rapping and trying to go for a #1 hit, I had him crying on the phone, explaining his plight, his devastation while on the jail phone."
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.