Cold War Kids' L.A. Divine album is about frontman Nathan Willett's relationship with the City of Angels. This song finds him analyzing the people that live in the Californian city.
"LA people are typecast into two roles," he explained to Billboard magazine. "The hungry single artist chasing their dreams OR the happy couple that is compromised and settled. You're either edgy, moody, inspired or safe, soft and ineffectual. This is troubling to me. Where are the stories where love actually sets us free? What would it look like to live that way… to have the best of both worlds?"