Future Islands frontman Samuel Herring wrote this song during a lone car journey The track is about society's skewed view of celebrities as superhumans somehow untouched by the problems of mere mortals:
It's not easy just being human. And the lights and the smoke and the screens don't make it better
Herring laughed to Q Magazine. "Well the truth is it isn't easy being human, especially with everything that's happening in the world. It's about connecting with people to say that we are all going through this crazy world together."