In 1981 Vince Clarke left Depeche Mode and shortly afterwards teamed up with singer Alison Moyet to form Yazoo. He originally offered this song to Depeche Mode along with "Only You
" as a parting gift when he left, but they declined. When we spoke with Vince Clarke
in 2010, he talked about how his music is different from that of his former group. Said Clarke: "Martin Gore writes in a different way than I do, so that's obviously the main difference. And they've developed this kind of a rock feel to their music. I'm more a fan of pop music, or I'm more of a fan of writing pop music, that's the most difference, I guess."