James Skelly told Drowned in Sound
the story of the song: "I woke up one morning, went downstairs, got my guitar, took it back to bed and just started playing the riff. It was the first time I'd written over a riff that wasn't just a blues riff. In my head the lyrics are like some psychic detective in a film noir, but they're also pretty personal. We recorded the track and then Ian (Skelly) re-recorded the drums over the bass and guitar. Also, it's my first ever proper guitar solo, so I thought, may as well make it a big one (Laughs)."