Lead guitarist Mark Potter told popmatters.com
: "That is a low-fi recording on the album. At first the song existed without the orchestration and we wanted the contrast between the beautiful opening coming in and just the five of us playing in a room."
Garvey added: "It is the only track we recorded where we all just sat down and played our instruments together in one take. And we threw the violins in afterwards. And because he was our mate... we knew we had to have the best song on the record."