Tempah told the story behind this song in an interview with Artist Direct
: "You know how they say every superhero needs his or her theme tune? It's not even just superheroes. Everybody has their theme song. You must have your particular theme song that gets you upbeat about life when you're about to go out clubbing or when you're about to go on a date. You play this song because it gives you your mojo. 'Wonderman' is that for me. I thought it'd be cool if I created my own theme tune. Basically, it's about the trials and tribulations I had to face and overcoming them. It's almost like a superhero story but in the context of an artist. They always have very humble beginnings and then something extraordinary happens. That's how I feel my life has taken course. 'Wonderman' is exactly that for me.
Ellie Goulding is featured on the song. When she comes in on the chorus, she's kind of saying, "This is your fate. Are you ready to accept it? The spotlight is on you. Are you ready to take the blue pill, as it were, and go for it?"