This song was inspired by a street near the North London home frontman and lyricist Tom Smith shares with his partner, Radio 1 DJ Edith Bowman, and their infant son Rudy. He explained to The News of the World September 20, 2009: "I didn't deliberately set out to write about that side of my life but parenthood is so important to me that I can't see how it wouldn't have had an effect on my lyrics. You're looking at the world through new eyes, as the place where your child is going to grow up, so automatically your horizons broaden."
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.