This song features vocals from System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian. The unlikely collaboration dates back to mid-2013 when the duo met for the first time in Los Angeles. The pair started exchanging ideas and then spent around half a year refining this track.
"The idea of bringing Serj's vocal style into our musical environment was a real challenge," said Benassi. "As soon as I started experimenting with the music under the vocals, I was immediately struck by the atmosphere of the song which is decidedly different from most things you here at the festivals I play at and unlike anything we've done so far, ourselves. I started playing embryonic versions out, especially as a set opener and the effect was devastating. We kept working on the music until we were 100% satisfied."
The Flaming Lips' "Do You Realize??" was named in March 2009 the official Rock Song of Oklahoma. Four years later, Oklahoma's governor Mary Fallin pulled the tune as the state's official rock song in a move her office said had more to do with priorities than musical taste.