This breakup anthem was released as the lead single from Diane Birch's second album, Speak A Little Louder. The dynamic backbeat was provided by bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran and drummer Questlove of the Roots. "I heard that demo, and it was irresistible," Taylor told The New York Times. "I just thought, 'I've got to get on this fantastic song one way or the other.'"
The entire song – including Questlove and John Taylor's contributions – was built on a demo that Birch recorded in one afternoon, nailing her vocals in a single take. Producer Eg White, who has worked with Adele and Joss Stone, improvised the guitar parts. "He was just experimenting," Birch recalled to American Songwriter magazine. "He had a half-eaten bagel hanging out of his mouth and one sock tucked into his jeans, and he was sort of laughing while he improvised this part on the fly. But his guitar wound up sounding so special. You can't replicate that. Something really does happen during the first take – that's where the magic is."