Empress is a progressive rock quartet from Reading, a large town 36 miles west of London. Frontman Ollie Loring explained the song's meaning to Kerrang!: "When I was writing it, all my friends were moving away. I just thought, 'What am I doing with my life? Life is perplexing me."
The Isley Brother's song, "Contagious," peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. This meant that the band of brothers became the first group to score a Top 50 hit in six consecutive decades on the chart.