Vocalist D.A. Wallach (from Complex Magazine): "It started kind of as a joke like, what if we did a Country song, and we ended up liking it and we just went with it."
Instrumentalist Maxwell Drummey said in the same interview: "I had this awesome tap dancer and choreographer come in and she tapped for me for like three hours and I basically sampled her tapping. I paid her like $50."
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.