This is an anti-celebrity song giving props to all the hardworking people who want to make the world a better place rather than seeking fame and fortune. "Let's talk about real people who do amazing things every day, who just quietly go about their business, looking after people's kids, disabled children, nurses, doctors, homeless charities… people who keep the world going," Rumer told The Independent. "So I don't say that's happy, but it's positive."
"Lean On" was originally sent by Major Lazer to both Rihanna and Nicki Minaj's camps as a slower reggae track. After both parties rejected the tune, Major Lazer recruited Danish singer MØ to supply vocals and recorded it themselves.