Although guitarist Jamie Hince didn't have any preconceived notions about the direction of Anglo-American indie rock duo The Kill's fourth album, Blood Pressures
, he told Spinner this song and "Satellite
" gave him an idea of how he wanted to shape the music. "I really didn't have to sit down and write songs," he said of the process. "I worked on [ideas] that were already there. Alison (Mosshart) was off on tour with Dead Weather so I had a lot of time coming up on stuff on my own. I wanted it to have some kind of dark, musical sound. I used a lot of low, low end on that. I wanted it to sound like dancehall music."
Hince added that his fondness for Roxy Music's early work helped steer the direction. "I love that whole multi-layered thing," he said. "At first glance, the Kills seem the opposite of that. But I was digging out a Mellotron and using different sounds. After four records, you get tired of what guitars sound like."