The track opens with the line, "For Richard Swift," referring to the American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who died in 2018 aged 41 as a result of alcohol-related illness. Swift was a friend of Pecknold, though the pair had not seen one another for several years. Asked by The Guardian
if he was shocked by Swift's death, Pecknold replied:
"I think everyone knew that he'd been struggling for a little while, and I was shocked, maybe more so than people who were closer to him, but yeah... He was in the family, and everyone knew Richard and loved Richard."