The song features The Leytonstone City Mission Choir, who also contributed to "Mr. Tembo
." Albarn felt that the choir held a nostalgic importance to him and asked the Church if he could record with the collective. He told Uncut
magazine: "They're from the City Mission on Colworth Road. It was the Pentecostal church literally at the end of my road, and it was a very bright childhood memory, standing outside, listening to the music coming out of there. I'm sure somehow it's connected to songs like 'Tender
,' 30 or 40 years later."