Grand Duchy are a duo comprising one-time Pixies singer Frank Black (born Charles Michael Kittridge Thompson IV) and his wife Violet Clark.
This song, in which the couple trade verses, was the first song, which they did together. Clark told to The Sun February 20, 2009 about its recording: "A magical day in the studio. A beautiful game of tag. Beginning with one verse of Charles' acoustic guitar strumming away, we each took turns watching our little ones while the other added bits. At the end of one day, we had a finished track."
Petit Fours are exotic little cakes, which can be found more readily in Europe than in the States. Clark told The Sun: "I've got a sweet tooth and have been sort of obsessed with them my whole life. They're colourful, sweet; they have layers and come in many flavors. There's symbolism in there somewhere."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.