The first single from Editors' The Weight of Your Love album, "A Ton of Love" was first aired on May 6, 2013 on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show, and released as a digital download on June 14, 2013.
The song was influenced by REM's track "Disturbance at the Heron House" off their Document album. Frontman Tom Smith told The Sun: "The single was an intentional nod to that song. We toured with REM a few years ago and had a really special time. We wanted to carry on something they gave us."
The Weight of Your Love became Editors' most successful album on the European continent, hitting #1 in Belgium and Holland and going Top 5 in Germany and Switzerland.