This track features Atlanta-based singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe, who also appears on "Our Riotous Defects." Frontman Kevin Barnes told Spin magazine: "Meeting Janelle and her Wondaland Arts Society crew is one of the greatest things to happen in the past year. There's a weird disconnect between Athens and Atlanta. I didn't really know any Atlanta musicians, but in the last few years I met Bradford Cox from Deerhunter and the Wondaland Arts Society, and it's a beautiful artistic romance. They'll send me mixes of songs, and vice versa. They've been a huge influence and inspiration on me. We'll definitely work together a lot more in the future. There are a lot of ideas in the works and those will probably be something we focus on a lot over the next year."
Barnes explained this song to Spin: "It has sci-fi elements. I've been reading a lot of Philip K. Dick and thinking about the future - people have a dark vision of it. The track is about technology robbing us of our organic connection to nature. It has a complex, semi-abstract story."
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit