Antics has a really up-beat, lively afro-swing flavour to it. When I wrote antics I had a particular girl in mind, who I had intense feelings for. To my dismay she had a partner who wasn’t fond of me and didn’t trust my intentions.
However, I wasn’t planning to let him act as a barrier or prevent him from allowing her greater fulfilment in her life. So I continued to pursue her, which is why I wrote the lyric ‘I don’t care what your man thinks’.
Intimacy is meant to be complicated.