This spartan, plaintive track finds the Söderberg sisters recalling their youthful optimism when they started writing songs. They explained to The Sun: "In a lot of ways that song is like a New Year's resolution. It's about being naïve and how in some ways being naïve can be positive. When we started out we were young and naïve enough to think that we could make music and write songs, so we did."
The Söderberg sisters selected the name First Aid Kit at random from an English dictionary but they had reasons for their choice. They explained to The Sun: "First of all it's simply a band name, but for us music is a form of therapy, a way to get through life. We listen to music when we need consolation and support. Music makes us feel less alone. We'd like our music to work as a plaster for the soul for our audience — a musical first aid kit."
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.
Jay-Z's 2012 "Glory" features his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's cries and coos. At less than two days old, she became the youngest ever credited artist to feature on a Billboard chart when the song debuted on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #74.