This song features Courtney Love, who has a memorable turn as a washed-up rock star. The Hole frontwoman's character Elle Dallas was altered by Empire executive producer Lee Daniels and his team to suit her singing style. "It was originally going to be kind of a Whitney Houston kind of character. I was going to be R&B white royalty, but I am no R&B singer," Love told People. "Lee had wanted to me to do a Patti LaBelle song and I sang it for about five people at Fox. I think they are still cringing about it. I don't have that Christina Aguilera or Mariah Carey voice. That's not the kind of singer I am. So, we changed it to be more appropriate for my voice, which is rock."
George Harrison's 1971 song "Bangla Desh" was the first major charity single. It was part of a concert held to bring relief to the people of Bangladesh, who were fighting for independence and suffering from a famine.