Okereke explained the meaning of the song (2013): "I guess this song is really about the point at the start of a relationship when everything is laid bare, you know, where there are no secrets, and there are no complications. It's just two people being into one another. It's quite like a sacred time, and that's really what this song's about, keeping things honest and keeping things true."
He continued: "I had just started going out with someone, and I wanted to remember this time, you know, that feeling where you're just starting to fall in love with someone. I think it's a very exciting time, and you don't usually, you don't get it back, so I wanted to make something that really reflected that, that time, you know. And we're still together, so ..."