Most of the Kingdom of Rust
album was co-produced by long time Doves collaborator Dan Austin. For this song and "Winter Hill," the band drafted in producer John Leckie (Stone Roses, Radiohead, the Verve). Andy Williams (drums) explained to The Quietus
: "One of the reasons that we got John in was because of the My Morning Jacket record (Z
) that he worked on and well, he's got an amazing pedigree hasn't he? But we said to him that we wanted to do a stripped down record and play everything live and fast. So he said: 'I'm your man.' We know what we're like in the studio. We obsess over stuff." Goodwin added: "We wanted someone like him behind the glass again. We wanted someone to crack the whip so we'd just play. I mean, we do play but we also tend to like a bit of overdubbing as well. We just can't help ourselves because we're all producers."