This standalone single was recorded in April 2009 with producer Jacknife Lee who also worked on Bloc Party's previous albums Intimacy and A Week In The City, and is also known for his work with REM. The song was mixed with Phillipe Zdar, who also worked on Phoenix's Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix album.
The song was aired for the first time on Zane Lowe's June 18, 2009 Radio One show.
Lead singer Kele Okerke explained in an interview that this standalone single was recorded because there was "still some creative energy left", after making Intimacy.
Lyrically the song is about a messed up a relationship and the narrator is asking for one more chance with his lover.
The Wendy Morgan directed video features members of the band observing various strange characters including a madman on keyboards and an attempt to contact the dead with an Ouija board.
In Gary Numan's "Cars," the message is that cars lead to a mechanical society devoid of personal interaction. This didn't stop automakers from using it in commercials. Both Nissan and Oldsmobile have used it in ads.