Good Help (Is So Hard to Find)

Album: Kintsugi (2015)
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Songfacts®:

  • This pointed celebrity critique was inspired by Ben Gibbard's time living in LA (He returned to Seattle after divorcing Zooey Deschanel.) "The person I'm singing to is an amalgamation of people I came across living in Los Angeles," he told Billboard magazine. "Being around people in entertainment who are fairly well-known, I noticed all these neuroses and psychoses."

    "I wrote it from a point of biting empathy," added the singer. "[Celebrity] is a strange way of living one's life."
  • The animated video was created by Walter Robot. This was the creative studio's third project for Death Cab for Cutie following their clips for "Grapevine Fires" and "Meet Me On the Equinox."

    Walter Robot comprises artist Bill Barminski and director Christopher Louie. They said: "This one definitely feels more mature but also the oddest of the three. The idea started from a sketch Bill made of a dumb looking guy with a hole in his head."

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