This is Groban's interpretation of a Portuguese song written by two Brazilians - the lyricist Lester Mendez and arranger Carlinhos Brown - in the latter's Bahia home. Groban had worked with Mendez before when duetting on "Silencio" from Nelly Furtado's 2009 Spanish-language album Mi Plan.
The song features an all-girl drum corps – the only drums on Illuminations.
Groban sings in several different languages on Illuminations, including Italian, Latin and French, though this was his first time in Portuguese. "I study all these languages - I really do my homework," Groban told Billboard magazine of his ability to sound natural in multiple tongues. "There was a time when I would try to translate these songs into English, and things would get lost in translation both lyrically and musically. And it's also been fun for me to sing songs in these languages in the countries of their origin and reach out to fans that way, and maybe even encourage some fans to learn other languages."