The song was remixed to feature rapper Lil Wayne, which was released in October 2011.
even though it's scary because it's just [me] by myself.
People are going to listen and try to pinpoint what the lyrics are about, but I did my best without saying any names." Joe worked with his brother Nick on songs for the album, though none of them were included on Fastlife.
Fastlife serves as Jonas' first album outside of his band Jonas Brothers, which announced an indefinite hiatus one year prior to its release.
Jonas hoped to create a more mature and "electric" sound for the album, a contrast from the pop-rock releases with his band.
There were rumors of a song titled "Close to You" that featured Chris Brown on guest vocals.
Jonas wanted the album's lyrics to be more personal than his releases with Jonas Brothers, stating "When I started writing for the record, I wanted it to be very personal …
On the collaboration, Jonas said "He just jumped on the record, and it's just super awesome to see that somebody like him would wanna support me [...] It means the world to me, and I love his rap, it's so dope." When asked about the dance elements of the album, Jonas claimed "It’s the kind of music that I’ve always loved.
I’ve always really been into dance music and electro music, and hip-hop music.
Jonas promoted the album through various live performances and interviews.
Jonas had his first solo release with the song "This Is Me" (2008) alongside Demi Lovato.
The song failed to have much success, only reaching number ninety-two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.