Jamie Hince recalled the recording of the song to Artist Direct
:"'Hum for your Buzz' is kind of [a] classic blues song, really, and I tried all sorts of ways trying to make it something with a different angle to it, and nothing worked as well as it on its own. And then I thought this is quite good actually, this record is turning into something that's an exploration of everything about The Kills, and one of those things is just the simplicity of my guitar and Alison's vocal.
We always used to talk about how funny it is playing together, as in sometimes you get these sort of psychic feelings when you're playing together and you can just read the other person really well, and that's on song where it worked really good. We were actually in completely different rooms when we were playing that song. She was in the bathroom and I was in the hallway, and yet it just sounds like it's just one person playing it and I just feel like that's a big part of The Kills, really."