This samples a recording by American folklorist Alan Lomax of "Sometimes
" by the blues artist Bessie Jones. Moby recalled to Rolling Stone
: "My friend Dimitri Ehrlich, who is a music journalist here in New York, got this Alan Lomax box set. He had listened to it and wasn't that interested in it and he gave it to me, and I heard all those great a cappellas. I wrote 'Honey' in about 10 minutes. My girlfriend at the time really liked it. And that surprised me because she didn't really like my music."