This was the first time Williams and Chambers had worked together on a full album since Williams and Chambers fell out while recording Escapology
in Los Angeles in 2002 It is one of three songs on Swing Both Ways
that were written by Williams and Chambers during a week in Los Angeles in January 2013 (the others being "Shine My Shoes
" and "No One Likes a Fat Pop Star
.") Williams recalled to The Sun
: "We got to the studio at my house in Los Angeles and I'm sat on the sofa and Guy's on the piano. For 20 minutes in my head it was like 'Oh f---, this isn't going to work.' Then boom – we had 'Go Gentle' and then we went one after the other, very quickly. It was like old times."