Andrew Roachford explained that he very much found a kindred spirit in Beverley Knight: "We've had a similar journey over the years, me and Beverley, both of us from a black Caribbean heritage, with similar stories and a lot of shared experiences. We've had to go out there and bang on a lot of doors during our careers, and I really admire Beverley a lot, I love her warrior spirit."
Beverley Knight previously covered Roachford's breakthrough hit single "Cuddly Toy (Feel For Me)
" as part of her 2011 covers album Soul UK
. She said in the press release for the album that "Cuddly Toy" had a big influence on her as a songwriter, adding, "Roachford showed a cynical British media that British soul could also be fused with a rockier sound and not only work, but be a global hit."