This is a track from Commitment, the seventh studio album by Seal. The British singer-songwriter wrote the song with songwriter, arranger and producer Peter-John Vettese, Gus Isidore and Marcus Brown.
Seal explained the album title to Reuters: "Commitment is the recurring theme that kept popping up. Certainly the last seven years of my life since I met my wife (Heidi Klum) have been extremely committed. But not just in our personal life. My work has a level of commitment to it. The team around me consists of people who are committed."
The Reuters interviewer asked, given the commitment theme of the album, why Seal included this song about dishonesty. He replied: "I drew upon past life experiences that are not necessarily a part of my life now. But it certainly prepared me for my life right now. So therefore, it's an integral part of my life now."