Berninger recorded this song for his debut solo album Serpentine Prison
. He called in some friends to help him on the record, including on this track:
Acoustic guitar: Harrison Whitford and Sean O'Brien, who also co-wrote the song with Berninger.
Bass: Harrison Whitford
Drums, percussion: Matt Barrick of The Walkmen and Fleet Foxes
Hammond B3 and piano: Serpentine Prison producer Booker T. Jones
Bass harmonica: Session harmonica player Mickey Raphael, who has also played with Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney and Chris Stapleton.
Violin: Folk singer Andrew Bird
Backing vocals: Gail Ann Dorsey, who is David Bowie's long-time bassist, and trumpeter Kyle Resnick, who is part of The National's live setup