In 2011, amidst rumors of overindulgence and fights between the band members, the Kings announced a hiatus. This plea for forgiveness finds frontman Caleb Followill addressing his feelings for "these guys, pretty much." He told The Daily Telegraph: "I could see that we were going to do something special out of all the s--t that had happened. It's like a prophecy. Something great is gonna come, that wouldn't have come if things had continued the way they were."
The lyrics include a joke that the Followill's grandfather Leon used to tell. "Never talk about a man until you've walked a mile in his shoes. And then you're a mile away, and you have his shoes." Caleb told Billboard magazine: "I knew I was gonna say that at some point in a song, and it so happened I was playing something pretty and it worked with it."
When "Nothin' On You" reached #1 on the Hot 100, B.o.B became the first American act whose name is a palindrome to top the chart. The other two who did so prior to the Atlanta rapper were both Scandinavian groups - ABBA and A-Ha.