Smith recalled the collaboration with Elton John:
"He was in town for the Oscars or something and he has a big party and he came down. And it was really cute; he was kind of nervous when he came. It was really cool, once he came in and sat down, immediately he just puts the Elton John fingers on the piano. A blind man would know it was him, it was really, really great. You're just kind of going: 'Elton John, playing the piano.' And he was really cool and played to the track a few times and kind of made some suggestions and he was very open.
And what's really great is any time I've played with people like Neil Young or Johnny Cash, these icons, you're kind of like but once you're in there with them, you're just another musician, and they're like: 'What do you think of this?' You're a peer and Elton's the same way, he's like: 'Oh, more like this? What do you think?' And he was really open to suggestions and played beautifully and then we sat and just bullsh---ed for like an hour and he talked about everything from politics to art to whatever. It was really great and he was really sweet and we were honored to have him on the song. So, yeah, that one's a good one."