British indie rock quartet Wild Beasts' third album Smother was produced by Richard Formby, engineered by David Pye and mixed by Lexxx. The band and their team put into practice the things they'd learned from making their first two records, when recording the disc. Bassist Tom Fleming told Drowned In Sound: "Most of the tracks were pieced together gradually, this one was written in the Nashville style, all of us in a room together, listening to each other in real time, led by Hayden (Thorpe)'s guitar line. Lexxx did a wonderful post-production job on this, making our voices into insect choirs and the like."
According to Fleming, the keyboard used on this track is "a £50 schoolroom Yamaha."
The Almodóvar film Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is referenced on this song.
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.