Wire described this as "a sister song" to the Manic's 1992 track "Motorcycle Emptiness
." He said:
"I think there's a certain naive energy and widescreen melancholia on the song that is reflected through the whole album. It's a good representation of the almost Generation Terrorists
energy that we've got. It's a bit like a new 'Motorcycle Emptiness', but set in Nice rather than Japan.
"There's still a lot of 1970's Bowie, Station To Station
kinda stuff, which has been a big influence. But's it's still obsessed with melody."