Drummer Ryan Richards discussed this track in a track-by-track interview with Rock Sound magazine: "This is probably the most 'different' song on the record, just for the instrumentation and the vibe, which is a lot more relaxed than the rest of the album. We wanted to write a more mellow song without making it a ballad or too light to play live - and I think we've achieved that. Probably the track that will surprise people most on the album. Throwing a live drum n' bass rhythm into a down tempo track was definitely something we've never done before!"
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit