Wild Beasts' drummer Chris Talbott really comes to the fore on this short avant-garde pop song about selfishness. Said bassist Tom Fleming to Drowned In Sound: "Chris plays his drums like a leviathan, and we prefer to hide under our professors desks, covering him in pads and arpeggiators. One of the snare sounds is 12-ton forge hammer, recorded to floppy disk 20 years ago, and another is a bike chain on a bongo. It seemed fussy to put anything much over those three bass notes, so we really didn't."
Lead singer Hayden Thorpe explained the song's meaning to Q magazine: "It's a voyeuristic nod to the slightly creepier elements of romance and the disturbing parts of people's desires."
The Wild Beasts write copiously about sex and this song includes an invitation to "take off your chemise and let me do as I please." "We openly admit to being obsessed with sex," Fleming told The Guardian. "We say things really bluntly at times – we like to be earthy. The effects of sex and sexuality are really interesting."