This was the third track to be unveiled from Little Boots, aka Victoria Hesketh's, sophomore album. Asked by NME what motivated the song she replied: "It was inspired by the idea of wanting to go out with your friends but not enjoying the music being played, so sneaking your own headphones into a club so you can dance to the music you want to, kind of the ultimate silent disco soundtrack!"
The song's music video sees people in a booth wearing headphones. Hesketh explained its concept to NME: "The inspiration for the video was partly from the Wim Wenders film Paris Texas and the idea of a peep show revolving around headphones and listening to music as opposed to talking.The idea is that everyday characters enter a booth and on listening to the song their extrovert selves appear in the reflection, so the song is a way of releasing their inner selves and setting the crazier side of them free."
Hesketh added: "We wanted to create an energetic party atmosphere to fit the song whilst avoiding the clichés of a lot of current club themed videos."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.