This is a track from the Arctic Monkeys fifth studio album, AM. The song was debuted on September 2, 2013, during Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show.
Frontman Alex Turner described AM's sound to NME as, "like a Dr. Dre beat, but we've given it an Ike Turner bowl-cut and sent it galloping across the desert on a Stratocaster." Turner also cited the music of Outkast, and Aaliyah as helping to shape the LP. This song's R&B feel reflects the aforementioned musicians influences on the record.
Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme delvers soulful backing vocals on both this tune and another AM track, "Knee Socks." Homme sung using a tequila bottle he'd just emptied as an echo chamber.
The phrase "One For The Road" refers to a final drink before leaving home to fortify one for the journey ahead. The expression and practice has fallen victim to the increasing enforcement of drink-driving over the past few decades.
The black-and-white video represents the Arctic Monkeys individual take on Americana as we see them perform the song in a field, amidst a gaggle of models. It starts with guitarist Jamie Cook slowly riding a tractor as he makes his way to the band's gig clad in a 3-piece suit. The clip was directed by Focus Creeps, who also made the visuals for "R U Mine?" and "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?"
The song's guitar solo was originally on "Fireside." Turner told NME: "It was on there in a different key, but it didn't really seem to fit."
"Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk" describes a time in Rufus Wainwright's life when he found himself hungover and pounding chocolate milk to feel better. It didn't work, so he smoked a cigarette, which is when he realized his addictive personality could be a problem.
Elvis Presley's "A Little Less Conversation" was just a minor hit when it was released in 1968, but a 2002 remix made the song a global smash, taking it to #1 in a number of countries, including Australia and the UK.
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."