Royal Blood became good friends with Josh Homme after touring extensively with Queens of the Stone Age. They were keen to have Homme's input early in the recording process of Typhoons
, and this was the first song they tracked for the record.
Kerr told NME
their time with the Queens frontman turned out to "a really pivotal moment" - not least because it was in his first week of sobriety. He explained they "walked out of that session with the bar raised really high and realising that we didn't actually have nine other songs that were as good as this. I said, 'I've only just got sober so need to go sort my s--t out, but when we come back we've got to match this.'"