Stewart penned the lyrics whilst his bass guitarist Jay Davis wrote the music. Speaking with The Guardian
, the singer admitted he puts writing the words off until the last minute, "when the song's got a hook." Stewart added: "The way I do it is hum and hah along while the band are playing. I sing whatever comes into my head and nine times out of 10 that will be the title of the song. Either that or I'd just write down a good title - like 'Young Turks
' or 'Baby Jane' - and wait until the right vehicle comes along for it."