The song was also released as the band's second single in January 2007. Note that the single release, issued a week before the album came out, quite clearly credits the artist as The Good, The Bad & The Queen, although Albarn later claimed the band was unnamed, and that The Good, The Bad & The Queen was simply the name of the album.
Upon release, the single charted at #20, the only one of the band's three singles to reach the Top 20.
The artwork for the red vinyl 7" format of the single was created by the band's bassistPaul Simonon.
The artwork for the red vinyl 7" format of the single, the building somewhat resembles Kong Studios from Damon Albarns other band Gorillaz, though it makes reference to the building which the group recorded the video.
The line of the song "all of the ravens fly across the moon" could be symbolic for the demise of the United Kingdom. Since the time of Charles II ravens have been residing at the Tower of London. And legend says that doom will fall upon the Kingdom if the ravens leave the tower. Currently, there are eight ravens that are free to roam the tower complex, but have had their wings clipped to prevent them from flying away.