Abel "The Weeknd" Tesfaye dropped out of high school at the age of 17 and moved to downtown Toronto along with his friend Lamar Taylor to pursue music. He takes a poke here at the "losers" who stayed in school, rather than experiencing life and pursuing their dreams.
The song features Labrinth, who is Timothy McKenzie, an English dance/hip-hop singer and producer that is best known for his UK #1 and US Top 40 hit "Beneath Your Beautiful."
The TV show Cheers was nearly canceled after its first season, but the theme song, "Where Everybody Knows Your Name," was very popular. To satisfy viewer demand, the theme was made into a full song and released as a single.