This Celestial number features a theremin and also a harp played by Kirsten Agnesta. The original plan was for the track to feature Badu's musicianship on the strings. "She was going to play the harp on the song," said the singer's A&R man Kay K. Rosemond during a listening session. "But she changed her mind at the last minute."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.