This piano-laden song was the third single taken from neo soul musician Maxwell's fourth studio album, BLACKsummers'night
. Like several other tracks on the record, it has a melancholic vibe. Maxwell told The Idolator
that this reflected the ending of a relationship in his personal life. He explained: "Not that 'black' is synonymous with dark, bad or messed up things, [but] it conveys a certain somber feeling. That's kind of why the record deals with break up… real life affects your art. I found myself in a situation where my expectations were not met. Not that that person was messed up or anything—sometimes reality comes and checks you, and I kind of got a reality check. But it inspired a lot of creativity for the record. Something that was kind of painful actually made my work more important and interesting to people in the world, so I'm pleased about that."