This was one of the last songs added to the album. Clapton's record company wanted songs that were more upbeat, so this was included.
Songwriter Jerry Williams wrote this and two other songs on the album.
Clapton's marriage was in bad shape at the time. This is a positive song affirming his love, but many of the songs Clapton wrote on the album, including "Just Like A Prisoner" and "She's Waiting (For Another Lover)," express his doubts about his marriage.
Clapton married his wife Pattie in 1979. She was previously married to George Harrison, which didn't stop Clapton from expressing his love for her on the album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs in 1970. Eric and Pattie divorced in 1988.
The album title comes from the song "Louisiana Blues" by Muddy Waters, which contains the line, "I'm going to New Orleans, baby, behind the sun."
Clapton had a new band for this album. It included Tim Renwick, Chris Stainton, and Donald "Duck" Dunn.