This song is a gentle poke at celebrity culture. Speaking to Billboard, vocalist and keyboardist Victoria Legrand compared it to "[throwing] Édith Piaf into the future and [giving] her a lot of psychedelics."
Asked in a Reddit AMA about the meaning of the "I am loving losing life" line, Beach House replied: "It's about coming to terms with the reality that we are all dying, but must embrace living all the same."
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.