Paul Weller told The Sun about this slice of Memphis-style soul-funk. "It's no secret that I'm a massive soul fan," he said. "That was me and Stan (Kybert, co-producer) trying to keep to the plan of having a groovy, soul sound. There's one little phrase, we could build a song around."
Martin Freeman stars in the song's music video as a DIY enthusiast with a hot temper. The English actor's best known roles include portraying Tim Canterbury in the original UK version of The Office, Dr. John Watson in Sherlock, Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit movie trilogy, and Lester Nygaard in the first TV series of Fargo.
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."