The video was directed by Grant Singer (The Weeknd, Lorde) with choreography by Parris Goebel. The clip finds Smith showing some sharp moves as he performs a dance routine with a troupe of supporting shirtless male dancers.
With an introduction by host Elton John, Smith sang an a cappella version of this song on the "Living Room Concert For America," held during the coronavirus outbreak on March 29, 2020. The concert, which was entirely virtual with everyone appearing from their homes, raised money for Feeding America and the First Responders Children's Foundation. It was also part of an effort to encourage Americans to stay at home to help contain the outbreak.
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.
There was a rumor in the Soviet Union that The Beatles had secretly visited the U.S.S.R. and given a private concert for the children of top Communist party members. They believed the song "Back In The U.S.S.R." was written because of the concert. Actually, some fans still believe so.