Vocalist Jack Steadman told NME: "We were in Germany the sixth night in a row or something and we were all feeling horrendously homesick. I wrote 'Home By Now' that night, which I think says it all."
This song was written with the help of an iPhone app. Steadman explained to NME: "There's a Native Instruments app that has all these royalty free samples on it. Lucy Rose and I would mess about on it for hours – I'd do a drumbeat and she'd do a baseline or something. We came up with some good stuff. The piano on 'Home By Now' is from that app, so thanks Native Instruments."
The song's music video was directed by Bombay Bicycle Club's keyboardist, Louis Bhose. The clip pays tribute to the Stanley Kubrick movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.