This features some prominent bass guitar by Matty Barnes. Vocalist Josh Franceschi told Kerrang:
"We wanted to the bassline to be in people's faces, to be almost be offensive, and make people feel like they're being attacked."
He added: "I wanted the lyrics to match the intensity of the music, so it's kinda about where you're pursuing someone not necessarily for a confrontation, but for an answer, or an apology, perhaps. It's quite an angry song, but I think that sometimes You Me At Six are at our best when we sound pissed off."
Phil Oakey recorded his vocals for "Don't You Want Me" in the studio bathroom. The recording was disrupted by guitarist Jo Callis reaching through an open window from outside to repeatedly flush one of the toilets.