The song originally featured somebody else's voice as well, but Grace Jones didn't want to double up. Albarn recalled to Rolling Stone: "I was in Jamaica, and finally Grace Jones showed up. I played the tune to her. She was like, 'Hmm, there's something not right about this.' I said, 'What is it? Do you want me to take out the keyboards?' 'No, it's this noise on here.' 'What noise? That guitar?' [Makes pinging sound] 'No, I love that.'"
"She wouldn't say it was this other person's voice. Clearly, once the voice had been taken off, the track was ready to work on. [Shakes his head] Some people don't necessarily want to be on the same tune with somebody else."