With hits by his band Genesis and solo recordings still captivating the mainstream pop market, Phil Collins began work producing a solo album by Earth Wind and Fire vocalist Philip Bailey. Although he was generally pleased with the way the album was going Collins was wary that there might not be a hit single on the record.
In a 2016 interview Collins talked about how they set out to create one : “So we just started having a jam one night, and went round and round and turned it into a verse and a chorus. We recorded it that night so we wouldn’t forget it. That song doesn’t sound like any particular era. It’s just fantastic.”