At 7:25, this is the longest and most ambitious song on Near to the Wild Heart of Life
and not surprisingly it was the one that took the longest to complete. Vocalist Brian King told HMV.com
: "I wrote the lyrics in the summer of 2014, and we began working on the music that fall, but the song really wasn't 'done' until we had almost finished mixing the record in the spring of 2016."
"It is probably the only Japandroids song you could claim that we worked on for two years. Most of that time was simply trial and error – trying to find exactly the right music for the lyrics," he added. "And we were still experimenting right up until the very end. It wasn't until Peter Katis (producer) played us the final, final, final mix that we really knew just what we had been working on that whole time."