Frontman Conrad Keely originally wrote this piano-led number "for a film soundtrack that never came together." He explained to The Skinny: "They never called me back, but I had this song that I'd written for it. When I wrote the lyrics if became a lot more metaphorical, but I guess it's about what the title of the record's about - The Century of Self."
Keely told The Skinny that The Century of Self album was inspired by what he considers, "a sense of renewal, especially after getting off of Interscope and having a sense that we're doing it for ourselves – not having the pressure of some idiotic A&R guy asking us for a progress report."
Keely drew the album art himself entirely with a blue ballpoint pen.