Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger began work on her debut solo project in 2007 under the title Her Name Is Nicole. Release of the album was pushed back throughout 2008 and 2009 before Scherzinger finally shelved the record citing bad timing and creative issues as the reasons for its cancellation. She began re-recording the entire project in 2010 with a new title Killer Love in 2010. This ballad is a leftover from the Her Name Is Nicole sessions.
The song is a duet with English recording artist and former Police frontman, Sting. Speaking of their collaboration, which took place with both singers in the same studio, Scherzinger told English newspaper The Sun: "His energy is very commanding, in a subtle way. He is giving, generous and kind. I flew to Boston for his show with The Police. I met him and he was everything and more than I thought. I felt like we were doing yoga when we were singing. He was such an easy guy to work with... Singing on the same mic you are really close. He had fresh breath. No broccoli in the teeth."
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.