Vocalist Jehnny Beth described this driving, dissonant tune to NME as a "frustration song." She compared its meaning to Grinderman's 2007 track "No Pussy Blues," where Nick Cave expresses his exasperation at the constant rejection from a woman he was trying to seduce. Beth added, that this song is about "the frustration of seeing people who have potential, but are unable to express it."
The song is a new recording of the tune that was originally included on the I Am Here live EP, which was released on Jehnny Beth's record label Pop Noire.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.