Post "Venus," the group continued to notch dance-oriented hits in the UK, but Fahey was frustrated at the amount of control the producers had over lyrical content and began to resent her bandmates. She left to form the duo Shakespears Sister with "Lay Down Sally
" co-writer Marcella Detroit. "I was massively frustrated at the end with Bananarama," Fahey explained when the Shakespears Sister single "Stay
" hit #1. "I felt gagged and bound, even though it did force me to confront the fact that I was really f---ed up. Why? Because I was getting massive exposure for things I didn't feel particularly proud of. There was a lot of guilt there. Maybe that's what keeps me going - I'm looking for absolution."