The song was produced by Lipsey, McVey and Simm. It received strong reviews from music critics. The track is one of the group's darkest and most haunting singles to date. The lyrics describe escaping from the reality and harshness of the world, possibly an abusive relationship (you never seem to wonder/how much you make me suffer). It was released as the third single from the group's debut album One Touch in the spring of 2001 and sold 64,242 copies. Siobhán Donaghy did not have any solo vocals in this track, although producers have cited her as writing the majority of the lyrics to the song. In 2007, Czech singer Tereza Kerndlová covered the song as "Zhasis" for her album Orchidej.