The second single from bassist and vocalist Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner's sophomore album Apocalypse tells the true story of an MDMA-fueled New Year's party. "That party was one of the most epic things that has ever happened," Thundercat told Rolling Stone with a laugh. "Two and a half days of full-on shenanigans, man."
Apocalypse was produced by Californian experimental multi-genre music producer Flying Lotus. He said of this track: "I always loved this song, it's actually the oldest of the bunch. It's probably 2 years old. 'Oh s--t I'm fu--ed up,' you don't know what kind of battle I went thru to actually have those words come out on this album - he was like 'my mom is gonna hear that!!' I said 'that would be everyone's favorite part of the song.'"
The third verse of "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm" by Crash Test Dummies ("they shook and lurched all over the church floor...") was inspired by girl whose parents would speak in tongues at their Pentecostal service.