Before she was a full-time musician, the Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A. was an artist, and was hired to make the cover of Elastica's 2000 album The Menace
. She also joined the band on tour, helping film them. This encouraged her to start her own music career, and with the help of Elastica lead singer Justine Frischmann, Pulp bass player Steve Mackey and producer Ross Orton, she wrote this song. M.I.A. said of the track: "I just wanted to put down all the advice everyone had said to me about how to survive in London."
Bertrand - Paris, France