Pete Wentz is a lifelong fan of Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)
" and when he first heard Cheap Cuts' demo it reminded him of the Australian film director's track.
Wentz explained to NME
that he'd tried to do a version of "Sunscreen" many times, including one back in the early 2010s that "just felt angry." When he heard Cheap Cuts' demo, Wentz felt this was his chance to do a version for times like these. "It got the irreverence of the whole thing," he said. "I'm not a dad standing on a porch telling you how bad phones are, we're part of this thing. I don't know what the answer is, but it isn't to get rid of your phone and go churn butter."