Frontman Charlie Fink harks back on this autobiographical song to the innocence, simplicity and camaraderie of N&TH's early days playing in west London folk-den Bosun's locker bar. He used to play there alongside his former girlfriend, songstress Laura Marling, and his old schoolmate, Mumford & Sons banjo player Winston Marshall. "I'll give it all back just to do it again," he sings. "Turn back time, be with my friends."
The song's music video was directed by Fink and stars children playing younger versions of the Noah & the Whale band members. Fink told NME: "The song is the story of a young band's first performance, and so the video is a similar thing."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.