Calvi explained the background to this song to NME: "This is about how you feel when someone expresses their love for you. The guitar comes in really strong because I wanted to use it as the emotional access point of the song. It can be any expression of love: affection, jealousy, whatever."
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.