This brassy cosmic funk extravaganza finds Dirty Projectors frontman Dave Longstreth trying to channel Prince. He told Uncut: "I guess on I Feel Energy I was trying to do a kind of punk funk - you know, a kind of rhythmic intensity but with that kind of punk f--k you attitude. I guess that's Prince!"
The track features vocals by R&B-tinged pop songstress Amber Mark. Longstreth commented to Verified Tasks: "I get ardor from her voice. And she or he simply slays the half. She makes the music occur."
The song incorporates an iMovie recording of a Japanese cricket, which was sent to Longstreth by Björk. He explained: "She stated it's this loopy sound, and it was very rhythmic, very musical. Nevertheless it's additionally simply utterly alien, and so I wove it into the rhythmic framework of the track."