Another Boy is the seventh track on Bria Valente's first and only studio album Elixer, and, almost six months prior to the album's release, Another Boy was released digitally as the album's first and only single (on the same day as Prince's 21 Nights book and its accompanying Indigo Nights album), making this track the earliest released track to be credited to Bria Valente (Here Come had previously been available, but only as an audio stream). The single artwork mentioned the album title Elixir; it is not certain if this (correct) spelling was intended for the album at that point. The song was written, produced and performed by Bria Valente and Prince.
Recording dates and studio are unknown. Prince started working with Bria Valente in mid-2006, so the track may have been recorded anytime between mid-2006 and Summer 2008 at either Paisley Park Studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota or Circle House, Miami, FL, USA, but no information has been verified. The track was premiered on Los Angeles radio station KJLH 102.3 FM on 17 September 2008.