The song features Fiona's Roc Nation label mate J Cole. After the pair both worked on "Beautiful Bliss," a track on Wale's debut album Attention Deficit
, the pair became friends and talked about doing a song together. A couple of years later they recorded this number. Fiona recalled The Boombox
: "'This Time' I did separate from J. Cole and then I went and met him in the studio. I brought him the track and told him the vibe, he said, 'Alright, I'm going to do it tonight.' So, he did. In one night he hit us back and sent us the verse. It was really cool. He was in the process of working on his album so it was really great that he made the time to do that for me."