The song features Cantor Gideon Zelermyer and the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue Choir, who also appear on the album's title track
. They are the current male choir of the Montreal synagogue that Cohen attended as a child.
Asked about the significance of the cantor's involvement, Cohen commented during an album Q&A: "I've never thought of myself as a religious person. I don't have any spiritual strategy, I kind of limp along, like so many of us do in these realms."