FFS is a supergroup formed by Glaswegian indie rock band Franz Ferdinand and American rock band Sparks
. This track finds the two bands poking fun at their collaboration. Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos told Digital Spy
: "There's a sense of humor in that, as well. I don't think you have to have a really sharpened sense of humor to pick up on that. I think if anything, that song sets the grounds quite clear, as well. While there is a sense of humor, there is a valid point in there. Sometimes collaborations really don't work. And the song just lists the way that collaborations can't work.
I guess the essence of it is that if you're too precious, and take yourself too seriously, that it's definitely not going to work," he added. "Maybe that's what we learnt – maybe we learnt from that song… learnt how to make sure a collaboration would work."