A British duo rooted in post-punk, indie rock, and classic pop, Wet Leg was formed in 2019 in the Isle of Wight. Bandmates Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers had met a decade earlier while studying at Isle of Wight College, and opted to form a band together after pursuing separate musical projects. Before signing with Domino Recording Company, the co-founders expanded their lineup with bassist Ellis Durand, guitarist/keyboardist Josh Mobaraki, and drummer Henry Holmes, then began releasing a string of singles in 2021. The first, "Chaise Longue," became a moderate hit overseas, climbing to Number 18 on Billboard's Adult Alternative Airplay chart and Number 27 on Billboard's Alternative Airplay chart. The song's lyrics borrowed several lines from the cult film Mean Girls, and its popularity was fueled significantly by an accompanying music video, which was filmed and edited by the bandmates themselves. A viral hit in addition to a chart success, "Chaise Longue" was followed later that year by the singles "Wet Dream," "Too Late Now," and "Oh No." All four singles contributing to the buzz surrounding Wet Leg's forthcoming debut record. In November 2021, the group announced plans to release its first full-length album, the self-titled Wet Leg, in April 2022.