This is the second single from Wounded Rhymes, the sophomore album of Swedish indie singer-songwriter Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson, who records under the stage name of Lykke Li. Peter Bjorn & John's Bjorn Yttling produced the song, which was released digitally in Sweden on January 21, 2011.
Zachrisson took her time before recording her second album. She told The Daily Record: "I took time to figure myself out. I was dying to do new material because I was sick of my first record. Then I found myself in strange situations, like meeting the wrong kind of guy." The resulting record contains eleven tracks about broken love, including this song about the destructive passion of obsession.
Zachrisson explained the song's meaning to NME: "You know when you're kind of into it really badly, you're in some kind of destructive situation, very unbalanced. You're driven by desire, and desire can lead you into a very dark place, whether it be drugs or love, and it's kind of like you're powerless."
The music video was directed by Tarik Saleh and features Li in a black robe and veil. The clip also stars the Lebanon-born, Swedish based actor Fares Fares playing the man being chased through a snowy landscape.
The song topped the singles charts in several European countries including Belgium and Romania.