This song is a tribute to Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell, who's close friends with Robbie Williams. He wrote it after the pair holidayed together in France in the summer of 2000. Williams later called it
"the most amazing summer."
The pair grew close after Halliwell quit Spice Girls in 1998 in a similar fashion to Williams leaving Take That in 1995. Halliwell has since credited Williams for helping her overcome the bulimia she was suffering from at the time, telling Piers Morgan's Life Stories
in April 2010: "When I was really struggling with an eating disorder, he pointed me in the right direction of how to sort it out. He told me to go to a 12-step program. It saved my life. I'm incredibly grateful to him."