This was the first single from Red Fang's third album, Whales and Leeches
. The group's singer/bassist Aaron Beam came up with the idea for the song and recorded a rough demo on his computer so he could take it to his bandmates. In our interview with Beam
, he explained: "I had some ideas for the drums, but I didn't know exactly how to explain it to John (Sherman). Everybody in the band is so good at their instrument and so characteristic with their styles, it feels weird sometimes offering them suggestions for what to play, so it's easier just to record it on the computer in some form and then play the final version for them, and then they come up with whatever they want. But it can offer at least a glimpse into a different way of looking at how they might want to approach it on their instrument.
So I made a computer demo of that song. That informed the basic structure and we recorded that. We still didn't know exactly how the instrumental sections were going to go, like what the guitar solos were going to be. And we had no idea what the vocals were going to be on that bridge section that comes out to the second chorus."