Frontman Brandon Flowers told The Quietus about Neon Tiger: "I was trying to write like MGMT. And it's nothing like MGMT, it never turns out that way. With 'Sam's Town' I was trying to write a song like the Arctic Monkeys and of course it's nothing like them. It turned out to be this big boisterous thing. But that's cool. It's actually a good tactic, I guess."