Odell had already written the song as a solo number, but as he finished recording Jubilee Road
he realized that it could work differently. He recruited as a duet partner the German-born singer-songwriter Alice Merton, who is best known for her song "No Roots
," a hit throughout Europe as well as reaching #1 on America's Alternative Songs chart.
"It was as simple as changing a verse from 'he' to 'she.' When I did that, it made even more sense as a duet," Odell told The Evening Standard
. "It suddenly occurred to me that it could be two singers talking about one another."