Press Rewind

Album: Stay Together (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson got together with Wayne Hector to pen songs for Stay Together. Hector, who has written hits for the likes of Westlife and One Direction, co-penned "Sunday Morning" on the album, but by the time they got to this track, producer Brian Higgins found it necessary to find Wilson a new songwriting partner, so he hooked him up with MNEK ("Never Forget You"). Wilson recalled to NME:

    "Those were songs that I'd taken so far and couldn't push any further. On 'Press Rewind', I was spent. A few days later, Brian Higgins said: 'I've got someone else to have a go.' When he played us what MNEK had done, it was f--king brilliant. People are more impressed that we've got Wayne and MNEK writing with us than if we'd done it on our own. They're going 'Wow, how did you get Wayne Hector?' and I'm: 'I didn't even know he was doing it.'"
  • The Kaiser Chiefs played the song live for the first time, during a show at the London Palladium on July 11. 2016. "Press Rewind" was one of three tunes Ricky Wilson sang from high above the stage after climbing to the top of the theatre's lighting rig.

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