Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke first played this song during an acoustic set at the December 4, 2015 Pathway to Paris concert, which coincided with the UN Climate Change Conference.
The song finds Thom Yorke reflecting on his break-up from Rachel Owen. Now the couple are going their separate ways, the Radiohead frontman feels "totally released" as he can now love Rachel with a different type of love.
The title of this song does not appear in the lyrics. It is a play on the longstanding BBC Radio 4 talk show programme Desert Island Discs, where a "castaway" must name eight recordings (usually music), a book and a luxury item that they would like to have if they were stranded on a desert island.