This song is about the end-of-night desire to be with somebody.
Aren't we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days? Looking for somebody we can wake up with?
Doom Days is a concept album in which singer Dan Smith experiences a colorful night out in search of distraction from an upcoming apocalypse. "Those Nights" takes place at 5:46 AM as the singer stumbles back into his house after the heavy night. He has found a person to go home with but doesn't really know her. Smith is unsure whether his companion will fill his longing for that special someone.
The Crooked Cynics-directed video sees Dan Smith singing from an old sofa in a dimly lit room full of unconscious bodies. He is searching for something meaningful amidst the chaos.
Dan Smith told Q magazine that the line, "Aren't we all just looking for a little bit of hope these days" sums up the Doom Days album. He explained: "We set out to make a much simpler rave record about escapism and hedonism, then reality set in and it became a more nuanced album about a search for distraction in complicated times. As it progresses, there's a realization that maybe the hope is in other people."
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.