This song features a guest appearance from Prince. The Purple One previously remixed The Electric Lady
's lead single "Q.U.E.E.N
" and included Monae in his list of favorite current musicians to V
Monáe explained to The Observer
how she first linked up with the Minneapolis legend: "Prince found out about me when I released my first EP, Metropolis
," she said "That's when I got invited over to his house. He was very aware of my deal - having my own recording label, being a business owner, partnering with Sean Combs and Atlantic. He was glad that we are in control, creatively. I wrote all the titles for The ArchAndroid
on a piece of paper - I couldn't remember what we had named the songs then - and he got the first copy. He said: 'This is amazing, this is incredible, this is going to rule the world.' And I said: 'Thank you.'"