Jungle is a group comprising "J" and "T," who grew up as neighbors in West London. The duo expand to a seven-piece live.
Jungle's debut eponymous album was recorded between the duo's own home studio in Shepherds Bush, London and the XL Recordings studio in nearby Ladbroke Grove. "Every song on the record is a place and time," the pair told NME. "For 'Platoon' it's this dark Vietnam jungle covered in mist. The guitars feel like machine guns."
The song's music video stars B-Girl Terra, a six-year-old break-dancer.
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.