"Harsh Truth" finds Employed To Serve tackling the topic of depression. Frontwoman Justine Jones told Kerrang:
"It's about the façade of social media and how people only show you 10% of their lives, and it's usually the positive side, whereas underneath they're struggling. And instead of sorting out problems, they're internalizing everything and generally becoming miserable, but everyone's ignoring the fact that that's the case."
The song's music video has a very strong anti-suicide message. Jones said: "I think in British culture everyone's very polite and goes, 'I'm great, thanks,' rather than burdening others with their worries. That's unhealthy."
The song "Sadeness" by Enigma (the one with the chanting monks), got its name from the French novelist Marquis de Sade, who believed sex had to be painful in order to be pleasurable - thus the word "sadism."