Frontman Dan Haseltine
discussed with CCM Magazine Long Fall Back to Earth
's theme of relationships and community: "This record is a more intimate look at the over-arching theme we wrote about on Good Monsters
. There are no huge declarations on this record. A lot of marriages were falling apart around us; a lot of people were wrestling to find a foothold in their relationships. We were pretty entrenched in the fight to find reconciliation and restoration for people. These songs capture what we were living and experiencing over the last couple years. This record is much more concrete in its imagery. It is less lofty or poetic in some regards, because we were talking about the ground level human condition and how we hurt the ones we love, and how love endures and overcomes so many obstacles. I didn't want to obscure the meaning of the songs by wrapping them in any obtuse language. So the record is a bit simpler—hopefully more relatable than most of what we have done in the past."