On September 5, 2021, Azealia shared a snippet of the track that began as a collaboration between Azealia Banks and Arca but finally Arca was discarded from the project, leaving still the possibility of releasing that version known as "All The Boys" as a remix. A day later, Arca shared another snippet of the track on her Instagram stories.
Finally, on September 16, Azealia shares the "Tarantula" and "Wings Of A Butterfly" covers and Arca's name does not appear on them. That same day, Azealia explains the concept of both tracks in her Instaram stories.
On October 11, 2021, Azealia reveals that the publication date of the double single would be 29 of the same month. The next day, October 12, Azealia shares a fragment of the remix with Arca on her Instagram stories.
On October 17, Azealia shared another Wings Of A Butterfly snippet, another snippet was shared on October 29. It was in early November that Azealia reveals that she does not plan to release the remix with Arca for various reasons related to the fact that Arca released "Born Yesterday" with Sia (with whom Azealia had a conflict 10 years ago). Azealia referred to Arca and her fans in a transphobic way due to many of them speaking badly abouuoner o the Discord server that Arca is on but does not supervise.
Music and composition
Azealia Banks on Instagram:
"Wings of a Butterfly is specifically a trans girl anthem. I wrote this song about my own personal metamorphosis. From darkness to light and from ignorance to enlightenment: a journey to self-love. The writing process was deeply emotional and made me that coming into your own as a woman is akin to a caterpillar’s journey to becoming a butterfly: the uncertainty and loneliness of the cocoon stage, then the marvel of your own wings in flight."
"Wings of a Butterfly, on the other hand, is also a techno track, but with a smoother, pop-oriented vocal. "All the boys go crazy for me," she sings, before ripping into a punkish yowl. It's a stunning display of AB's versatility."
- "Wings Of A Butterfly" (Single version) – 02:16
- "All The Boys" (Ft. Arca) – ??:??