This song features some freaky vocals from Alsina's fellow R&B singer Chris Brown. The pair are no strangers to working together: Breezy appeared on the remix to "I Luv This S--t" and they also collaborated on DJ Khaled's single "Hold You Down" along with Jeremih and Future.
Alsina commented to Rap-Up.com: "It's a very, very fun record. Like I said, I been around the world and experienced a lot of whatever—a lot of girls, a lot of situations, so to sum it up, that's the song."
The song interpolates Puff Daddy’s 1997 hit-single by the same name, which itself drew inspiration from Lisa Stansfield's 1990 hit "All Around The World."
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.