Zoe told MTV news that this song, "will really reach your deepest depression - your most vivid, confused visuals in your life. The things you go through, that confuse you - anything that's not a great feeling." He added: "People aren't joyful all day. I wanted to make a couple of songs that will touch people, make them say, 'Hey, man, I feel like that too.' I was feeling like that at the time. I know [there's] no one way to make a hit. A hit is a hit. The video we wanted to touch down on - no clubbin', a whole bunch of jumping up and down - we wanted to make a real video. I think that's my best video to this day."
Miami rapper Rick Ross makes a cameo appearance in the music video.
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.