This electro-hip-hop track is from Estelle's much delayed third album All Of Me, which was finally released on February 24, 2012, almost four years after her previous record, Shine. The lyrics tell of Estelle's life as an international jet-setter. "That's the hype song," Estelle told Billboard magazine. "That's me saying, 'I'm here and I'm back.' This is what I've really been doing for the past three years: traveling and performing everywhere, from Shanghai to Moscow."
American rapper and producer David Banner provided the song's clunky, apocalyptic beat. The track features Chris Brown and Trey Songz, who both also get to celebrate their glamorous, international lifestyles.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.