In our interview with Ozomatli bass player Wil-Dog Abers
, he explained: "We were in Madagascar playing. We had just gotten on stage and started playing our instruments, and literally the first note that Raul (Pacheco) played – once he got to the mike and he was playing his guitar, the whole P.A.'s current, he became a part of that loop of the current, and he got severely, severely electrocuted, and almost died. We had to stop the show, rush him to the hospital. And luckily he survived. It's a sad thing, because that was our only gig in Madagascar. And we were playing in this park with 10,000 people waiting to hear us, and pretty excited, so it was a bummer. So we got home and we wrote about it. But we started getting into Malagasy music, so we were copying their music in a way, and so we decided to write it about that experience."
Asked if the song is styled on Malagasy music, Wil-Dog replied: "We were only there for a short time and we didn't learn the music completely, but it's our interpretation of it quickly."