In 2012, Dave's older brother Christopher was sent to prison for 18 years. He was convicted of being involved in the killing of 15-year-old schoolboy Sofyen Belamouadden at Victoria Station in 2010. This song starts with a recording of Christopher calling on the phone from prison and it plays out as a conversation between the pair.
"Drama" is the closing track of Psychodrama, a concept album that follows the narrative of a therapy session, detailing Dave's struggles with mental health and depression. Christopher was receiving therapy in jail; the concept of psychodrama actually came from the type of treatment that Dave's brother was getting.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.