This song features a vocal contribution from Manchester singer-songwriter Ren Harvieu. Owen told The Sun how the collaboration came about. "I'd been chatting to my hairdresser, telling her about the new record and said I was looking for a lady singer," he explained. "She told me about Ren on Later... With Jools Holland and so I watched it and thought she'd be perfect. I called up her A&R man and her manager got back to me."
"She came to the studio, which was a wonderful moment for me," he continued. "When I was younger I used to watch Doris Day films. I love her films and her songs - my favourite being 'By The Light Of The Silvery Moon.' And Ren was my Doris Day on 'S.A.D.' She's got an amazing voice and sings it so easily. It was a real high point of making this record."
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."
"Kickstart My Heart" is about all the ways Motley Crue gets their blood flowing without drugs. It was inspired by their bass player Nikki Sixx, who claimed he had to be revived with a shot of adrenaline to the heart after an overdose.