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Album: The Spirit Indestructible (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • The beat for this chilled track was supplied by Salaam Remi. The producer's resumé includes work with Amy Winehouse, Nas and Jazmine Sullivan, and he previously linked up with Furtado on her 2010 singles, "Night Is Young" and "Fuerte."
  • The song features a rapped contribution from New York hip-hop artist, Nas. Furtado paid tribute to her collaborator during an interview with Artist Direct: "When you're a pop artist making records and their influenced by urban music, that question comes to mind a lot, "Can we get a rapper on this song?," she said. "I think every artist's first choice is always Nas [Laughs]. Nas liked the track and he got on it. It wasn't until I was writing the lyrics out for this album on the liner notes that I asked Salaam to send me Nas's rap. It's one thing hearing him rap, but when you see his words on paper, you realize just what a poet he truly is."

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