Shortly after Christmas 2014 I was walking home from the kids park in Alexandra Palace and my daughter Matilda was sat on my shoulders counting every door with a wreath on it between the park and our house. I started thinking about how the lead up to Christmas is so protracted and intense now and then once it's done and the day has passed you're left with a kind of hangover. That Christmas had been a hard one for me although I didn't realise it at the time and in that weird post Christmas blur when people are just stretching out for NYE and beyond and making resolutions and throwing their dead trees out on the curb I enjoyed feeling the pressure ease off.
This song was recorded in a day at Darren Hayman's house and he plays bass and saxophone on it. I was very lucky and privileged to be joined by Jonny and Dave from the Wave Pictures, Paul Rains and my kid sister Hannah. In the evening we walked to the chip shop near Darren's house in the rain and I caught a cold.