Bring Me The Horizon were touring Eastern Europe when they got a call from their manager saying Kojima wanted a song for the Death Stranding: Timefall
soundtrack. There was one problem: The developers needed the track in just five days, and the band was on the road. Despite the time constraint, vocalist Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish still wanted to do it; they were able to grind out the tune by setting up a studio in hotel rooms between gigs each day.
While Fish created the instrumentation with his laptop, Sykes penned the lyrics. The singer told NME
he wanted it to be connected to the video game, but not directly. Sykes started looking into Hideo Kojima's whole ethos, and after loading up his website it announced, "We're not homosapiens, we're homoludens."
"It's Latin for 'player' and it's all about how he believes that our creativity is our greatest asset and the biggest hope for mankind," Sykes explained. "It said something along the lines that even if all the flowers die and the world is at an endpoint, there would still be hope if there were humans on the planet because we find ways to adapt."