The track comes from Afrojack's forthcoming debut album, set for release via his own Wall Recordings later in 2013. The track gives fans can get a taste of what to expect on the superstar DJ/producer's first album as a solo artist -- larger-than-life production techniques mixed with glossy guest vocals, this time courtesy of Chris Brown. Afrojack wrote the song along with Brown, Leroy Styles and Nadir Sakir and produced it along with Styles, DJ Buddha and Polow da Don.
Afrojack introduced "As Your Friend" at Clive Davis' 2013 Pre-Grammy Gala, where he included it in an electronic set meant as a representation of dance music culture. Since exploding onto the American dance scene in 2010, Afrojack has been presented Grammy awards for Best Remix (Madonna's "Revolver" in 2011) and Best Rap/Hip-Hop Track for co-producing Chris Brown's "Look At Me Now" in 2012. He's also produced smash hit singles like his own "Take Over Control" featuring Eva Simons and Pitbull, Ne-Yo, and Nayer's "Give Me Everything."