On this old-school jam Wale and southern rapper Bun B spar for the title of "who's real."
Mark Ronson, producer of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album, is the man behind the controls on this track. Ronson has acted as a mentor for Wale in his early career and is listed as executive producer on Attention Deficit. The DJ/producer actually only worked on three of the album's eleven tracks.
Phantom Planet's Alex Greenwald sings backup vocals on the track. Greenwald contributed to Ronson's version of Radiohead's "Just ," which was a track on the DJ/producer's 2007 album, Version.
Wale called out this track to MTV News as one of his favorites. "'Mirrors' is cool to perform," he said. "It's about the climate. I'm analyzing the psyche of a lot of people in this business. There's a belief that in order to have success you have to sound a certain way or look a certain way. But a lot of these things aren't real. In the end, you can only perform for the person in the mirror."
The Eurythmics' "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)" came top of a 2013 Spotify poll to find out which songs music fans most commonly hear people singing incorrectly. Many believe Annie Lennox is singing: "Sweet dreams are made of cheese, who am I to disagree?"