"Body Talks" only got completed fairly late in the creative process for The Struts' sophomore album. This was because when the band first started working on the idea, vocalist Luke Spiller didn't like the original version. However once the track was fleshed out, it had grown into something Spiller hadn't expected it to be, which was much more to his taste. He explained to Billboard
"It's kind of like experimental and you know it's kinda like a dance, blues track basically. Lyrically, it's just written about those few seconds of when you make eye contact with someone and without any saying words you find yourself like moving on towards them. But the actual song itself, like, I wasn't a fan of really."
Spiller added that when the band first started working on "Body Talks" he was "so mentally tired," he was unable to recognize "what was a good song or what was a bad song. "So, yeah everyone around us was like 'That was pretty good. You should finish it,'" he continued. " So we had to finish it and then upon us finishing it I thought, 'Wow this is actually quite good.'"