Both Scott Hutchinson and the death of another friend of the band, Dan Martin, inspired the song's theme of dealing with loss. Former NME journalist Dan Martin died aged 41 in July 2020. Their passing made Neil question his own propensity for depression.
You think if you call someone, the Devil's gonna leave
You think if you write a song, then someone else believes
Maybe if you find someone, and ask them pretty please
They'll help you to understand, this Devil never leave
Like a lot of creative people, Neil struggles with dark thoughts. He explained: "If you're that way inclined, you realize you're staring at darkness, but you don't want to succumb. Those moments don't stop. As the song says, 'The devil never leaves.' There's never a day where you wake up thinking, 'I feel great, it won't cross me ever again.'"