This song was the first non-original ever recorded by John Legend for one of his solo albums (his 2010 set of covers Wake Up
was a collaborative project). The tune was originally sung by the '70s Blue-Eyed Soul artist, Bobby Caldwell, then later sampled by Common on his "The Light" cut. Producer Dave Tozer told SonicScoop
: "Most people know the Common song more than the original, but this is covering the original Bobby Caldwell song, and the chorus has some of the flavor of the Common version. So this is the third time around, which encompasses some of the original and is also a nod to the Common version."