Shame are a South London rock group comprising vocalist Charlie Steen, guitarist Sean Coyle-Smith, guitarist Eddie Green, bassist Josh Finerty and drummer Charlie Forbes. This is a song from their debut album, Songs of Praise, which was recorded in just 10 days in 2017.
Here, Charlie Steen sings about sexual exploitation. He explained to Q Magazine:
"Darkness is an area you're naturally attracted to as a person whether you admit it or not. When I wrote Gold Hole I hadn't even had sex but I was obsessed with the sugar daddy images being promoted by Lana Del Rey or whatever pop star. Writing a love song was never on the agenda because I've never been in love, so why not write about stuff that I was fascinated by."
Movie director Michel Gondry played live drums on the Late Registration track, "Diamonds From Sierra Leone." The Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind filmmaker happened to be in the studio on a day when producer Jon Brion was setting up a drum kit