Furtado originally wrote the song in mid-2006 to a beat that Lester Mendez had created, with the verses in English and the choruses in Spanish. She disliked the chorus and discussed it with Juanes, who had collaborated with Furtado on his single "Fotografía" (2003) and who had played at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, where Furtado and Mendez were working. Juanes agreed to co-write a duet with Furtado for the album, and he flew from Mexico to Toronto, Ontario, where they wrote the song in two days. Juanes played electric and acoustic guitar on the track. It was released on 8 July to the iTunes Store in Spain, where it was released as the first single from the album. The main reason for the single's release in Spain was the limited success that hip-hop/R&B-influenced songs in the style of "Promiscuous" and "Maneater", the album's lead singles in North America and the rest of Europe, respectively, achieved in the country. A music video was scheduled to be shot in December 2006, but the video shoot was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. The song was not officially released in the United States, but it was given airplay on Latin music radio stations and reached number twenty four on Billboard's Latin Pop Airplay chart.