This is the opening track from the self-titled debut solo album by producer and TV on the Radio guitarist Dave Sitek, which he recorded under the name of Maximum Balloon.
This song features Theophilus London. Sitek explained to The Guardian September 15, 2010: "Theophilus is a rapper and musician from Brooklyn. I got hired by his label to do some sessions with him and we hit it off really well. I played him some Maximum Balloon stuff and he was like, 'I love that!' so I said, 'Well you can be on it!' He just threw down some verses. His intuition is flawless – the guy can jump on anything. I don't hear the Neptunes comparisons myself, but I definitely take them as a compliment."
Sitek discussed the record's lyrical content: "It's a little bit easier to make sex songs outside of the magnitude of TV On the Radio. I'm glad I was able to get visceral sex energy on to this record. If there was a way I could get barbecue on to a record too, I would. A scented record! Because food and sex … well, there you go. The immediacy of this record was liberating - there's no shroud of secrecy behind the music. I want people to hear it when they're in their cars, at a cheque-cashing place, making out with their girlfriend, wherever. Initially there was no intention for Maximum Balloon to be anything beyond my own selfish experiment so I was a little bit shocked that a major label wanted to put it out. But it was a release to be able to do whatever I wanted and not have to worry."