This was originally earmarked to be the lead single on Franz Ferdinand's 2005 album You Could Have Had It So Much Better
, but the band eventually left it off. Frontman Alex Kapranos explained why to self-titled magazine
: "We recorded the second album quickly, and at the time, we felt it was the best song. Of all the songs, that's the one we were most excited about, and we thought it would be the first single. But the version that we recorded didn't feel right. So at the last minute, it was pulled off the album."