The synth on this track is played by Buddy Ross, Frank Ocean's touring keyboardist since 2012. Ross also played the piano intro on "Godspeed
," the synth on the first half of "White Ferrari
," the original instrumentation on "Close to U." and all the repeating interlude music.
Speaking about the cryptic process for the recording of the album, Ross told Pitchfork
: "It's been a four-year process... I had no idea what I was going to be on until the record came out. So more than anybody, I was just waiting and anticipating the release of this so much. I knew I was hopefully going to be a part of it, but I was also just excited to hear all the little bits and pieces I had heard over the years finally come together."