Frontwoman Karen O told The Sun
March 13, 2009 that this song and the lead single "Zero
" were important to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new synthesizer driven sound. She explained to The Sun
March 13, 2009: "Those were both songs we wrote early on for this record. Nick (Zinner, keyboards) started them off with a synth pulse which is amazing because Skeletons, for instance, is such an emotional kind of song. But the atmosphere he created with the synths and other instruments is different to anything we've written before. For me it's like an out-of-body experience."