Merriweather explained in publicity materials that this song "is about the blindness of war and the absence of compassion displayed by western administrations."
American soul crooner Robin Thicke released a similarly titled album in late 2011. Merriweather tweeted: "In '09 I released what became a Platinum album 'Love & War'... Now @robinthicke decides to drop 'Love After War' -_-" Thicke responded by tweeting "@DanMerriweather sorry Bro. I've never heard of u before. God bless."