This is the lead single from Frank Turner
's fifth album, Tape Deck Heart
, which the English singer-songwriter recorded in Burbank, California, with American producer and engineer Rich Costey (My Chemical Romance, Muse, Jane's Addiction). "It's an autobiographical song ... [but] it's not a song about getting better, but it's about the act of realizing you have a problem, and you need to sort your life out," Turner explained to MTV News. "It came to me in one of those moments of clarity in the middle of a long, solid drunk where you go 'What am I doing? Who are these people?'"