This is a track from American singer-songwriter musician Ben Harper and his backing band, Relentless7. The outfit comprises previous Harper collaborator Jason Mozerksy on guitar and two members of the Austin-cum-L.A. outfit Oliver Future: bassist Jesse Ingalls and drummer Jordan Richardson. Harper explained to Rolling Stone: "It's called Relentless7. It's just a name that has been kicking around in my consciousness. I always said that if I got another band together, I'm gonna call them Relentless7."
White Lies For Dark Times is the first album Harper recorded with Relentless7. Rolling Stone asked him what happened to his usual backing band, the Innocent Criminals: "Dude, I've been with the Innocent Criminals a long time, and I'll always be with the Innocent Criminals," he said. "And everything I do now helps further what I do with them. But for the moment, it's just time to do something else."
On this song Harper fights with his former lover who has ended their relationship with an angry letter written in her "favorite colors, blood and black."
Pete Townshend never had a #1 UK hit with The Who or as a solo artist, but he did produce and play on a song that hit the top spot there: "Something In The Air" by Thunderclap Newman, a group he assembled.