The song originated with View guitarist Pete Reilly trying out a new guitar pedal. Said singer Kyle Falconer to the NME: "There was a lot of '80s sounding tracks on the radio at the time we wrote this. Pete had just got a new guitar pedal and was mucking about with it when he made the intro sound. We just took it from there and decided to write something that would be fairly instant and radio friendly."
Falconer explained the song's meaning to the NME: "Lyrically, it's about how sometimes you love it when a girl comes round to visit you, but the company can get too intense if you spend too much time together. It's always good when they leave and you can look forward to seeing them another time. It's about the thrill of the chase sometimes being better than the catch, in a roundabout way."