Speaking to Consequence of Sound
in a track-by-track interview, Ellie Rowsell explained there were two specific inspirations behind the song.
"I wanted to write a love song because I was feeling in love," she said. "I find it hard sometimes to think with me [sic] feelings rather than my head, which is not good when it comes to love."
"I wanted the music to be emotive and perfect for a long drive," Rowsell continued." I'd watched Father John Misty at a festival in Spain and he played 'True Affection
', which is far more powerful live and the rolling synth gave me all the feels, so I wanted something like that in the tune."
She added: "I also love that song 'Drinking In L.A.
' [by Bran Van 3000], which gives me a similar kind of feeling and I suppose that [sic] what influenced me to do the more spoken word type singing in the verses, but also because I just had so much to say!"