This was the song on Sacred Hearts Club
that took the longest to get right. Mark Foster told HMV.com
: "We beat our brains over 'Loyal Like Sid and Nancy.' The music went through a lot of iterations before we finally settled on a three act play sort of format. But I went particularly insane writing the lyrics to that one. Also, it was important to me that the vocal delivery was right. I didn't want to ever come across like I was trying to rap. The vocal needed to be sensual to offset the aggression of the lyrical message and the beat."
"I probably sang that song 500 times until I could wrap my head around how to make the vocal delivery assertive but still feminine," he continued. "The political message posed another challenge. 'How do I write this song without sounding like a preacher on a soap box?', kept running through my head. Especially when it came to touching on issues like the murder of Eric Garner and Black Lives Matter. And the new US policy on accepting refugees. It was a delicate dance to get these points across in the right way."