Follesé told The Boot
the story of the song:
"Cameron played this guitar part. He played the first two bits of it, and it was really cool, and we liked it. Then he hit this super-weird note, this blue note, which is a jazzier kind of note. He did that, and everybody in the room was like, 'Whoa.' He thought he had done something so wrong, and we were like, 'No, we love that.' My brother said, 'It reminds me of something like floating or something like that.' I was like, 'I just wrote down a title in my notepad the other day that was 'Float Your Boat.''"