This is Chris Isaak
's homage to Roy Orbison. He explained: "Somehow 'Perfect Lover' ended up as Orbinesque as anything I ever wrote, and I so wish Roy were still alive because I would be bothering him, saying, 'Roy, this song is perfect for you.'"
"Roy had all those great songs where love is tragic and hard, but then there's a turnaround, like one of my favorites, 'Leah.' I like how 'Perfect Lover' ends on a positive note when the man in the song wakes up - so it's a song about bad dreams and happy endings."
"People may not hear it, but at the same time this is also my nod to ABBA, who I really loved, so the song has that big production and my friend Michelle Branch singing along so well."