Growing up the son of a musician, I was exposed to a lot of jazz, show choir, swing type music as a kid. My first fan club I belonged to were The Nylons - a Canadian acapella vocal group as well The Manhattan Transfers. I also played trumpet in a lot of jazz bands when I was a little boy. You can hear those influences rear their head throughout the album but this song seemed to champion them the most. I also lived in a basement apartment with hardwood floors and broken blinds when i wrote this song!