"Blind" was influenced by Yazoo's song "Situation
," which was originally the B-side of their 1982 hit "Don't Go," before a re-mixed version by Francois Kevorkian charted in it's own right in 1990 (UK #14). Andew Butler recalled to Mojo
magazine February 2008 of how Yazoo's club-pop song was a formative experience when he first heard it as a ten-year-old: "I'd force my parents to hear the cassette tapes I'd made up. I remember my mother once saying, in her straight, American Midwest way, 'I don't think you should be listening to this music, is this a man or a woman singing?' To which I replied (adopts whiny kid's voice), 'Why can't you just appreciate the beauty of the voice?' But I was as excited by the synth hook and the delay Vince Clarke
put it all through as I was by Alison Moyet's singing."