This is the first single and title track from R&B singer-songwriter Terius "The-Dream" Nash's third album. The LP's title keeps up Nash's record of using the word "love" in his titles following Love Hate and Love vs. Money.
Nash told MTV News that he wants to push himself by coming up with titles that put pressure on him to come up with the goods. He explained: "I just wanted to push myself into becoming the person who inherits what music is and what R&B is. The only way to do that is to keep putting titles and putting myself into certain corners that no matter what a hater thinks, they have no idea what type of pressure I put on myself. You can say the worst thing in your mind about what it is I do and this craft. There's songs I write that we may think are amazing, but I never do."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.