This is the lead single by the British Synth-Pop singer-songwriter Little Boots (real name Victoria Hesketh), off her second studio album Nocturnes. The co-founder of DFA Records, Tim Goldsworth, produced the record. Hesketh explained that the disc is titled that way because it is "an album indebted to the night."
This track was released on February 25, 2013 as a free download from Little Boots' website. Hesketh told NME it is about "escaping from the grim north to the shiny lights of London."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.