asked JLS member Oritsé Williams if people would be surprised that their first single wasn't a ballad. He replied: "We thought people might be, but we wanted to come out with a bang and do that. But we also wanted to come out with something that was really reflective of us. Obviously we did the X-Factor
and did what we had to do to get through the weeks because they're themed; but ultimately, what we love to sing together is represented in Beat Again. As an introduction to JLS after show, we couldn't have found something better."
Oritsé added: "The song's inspired by artists that we are inspired by and are inspired to emulate, and ultimately, tracks that we listen to on our iPod everyday."