This is the title track of American singer-songwriter Norah Jones' fifth studio album. The record was produced by Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton, who is notable for his production work with The Black Keys, Gnarls Barkley, and Beck, among others. The twosome initially got together in June 2009, when they jammed in Danger Mouse's Los Angeles studio prior to Jones completing her previous album, The Fall
. The sessions were fruitful, but they then spent the next two years working separately on other projects before reconvening to work together on Burton's Rome record
with Daniele Luppi.
Soon after that project was completed, the pair reconvened at the Gnarls Barkely producer's studio to finish up Little Broken Hearts
. Jones brought several new tunes she'd penned in the wake of a difficult break-up with her writer boyfriend. Speaking to Rolling Stone
, she said: "I always heard the old stories about how you write better songs when you go through some s--t. That sucks, but it's true!"
The duo performed the majority of the instrumental parts for the album: Jones played piano, keyboards, bass and guitar, and Danger Mouse added drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and string arrangements.