Prior to going solo, Little Boots was the lead singer in an indie electro punk trio called Dead Disco, who were based in England. After a studio trip to LA, where the band were working with producer Greg Kurstin (Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen), the guitarist and bassist returned home leaving Victoria on her own. She stayed on for three weeks and this song is about that experience when she had no one to go out with and spent her time getting lost and encountering strange people. Victoria explained to Digital Spy
: "I've only been living in London for a year so I only really know my immediate surroundings. My normal night out is going to my local and eating pie and doing karaoke. You get free pie if you sing, so it's always a good bet! I actually wrote the song when I was in Los Angeles. I was there for the first time and didn't really know anyone and was going a bit mad. I started going out on my own and met quite a few weirdos. I guess it focuses on the seedy side of life in LA and how isolating it can be."