Lightspeed Champion (Dev Hynes) told the Sun newspaper January 18, 2008: "Musically, it's dedicated to my mum but lyrically it would be a bit weird to dedicate it to her. Originally, I kept thinking, man, this sounds a bit like a Sade song. My mum kept listening to it over Christmas. She really likes it."
Robin Thicke and his mom, Gloria Loring are the first the first ever mother-and-son to have both tallied top 10 singles on the Hot 100 as solo artists or duos. Loring reached #2 with Carl Anderson in 1986 with "Friends and Lovers" and Thicke topped the chart in 2013 with "Blurred Lines."