Singer Romy told The Sun : "I love 'Islands' because I found it quite hard to write something more upbeat and light-hearted. We were into this calypso drumming beat and asked Jamie if he could help with those sort of sounds like bongos. That's what makes that song so special." (Source Islands Songfacts).
I don't have to leave anymore
What I have is right here
Spend my nights and days before
Searching the world for what's right here