This is a track from Doves vocalist Jimi Goodwin's first solo album, Odlukek. The song was first demoed in 2004 as a possible track for Doves' third album Some Cities.
Goodwin told NME: "There's this lyric, 'Watch out, you living now. Time to tear those posters down,' which is about a teenager realising that young adulthood might not be all it's cracked up to be, or a young gay person dealing with coming out. I see my teenage daughter now having her ups and downs, and it reminded me how tough those years can be."
Didsbury is a Manchester suburb frequented by Goodwin in his youth.
Jimi Goodwin wrote the song with Paul Weller sideman Simon Dine. He told Q magazine: "Simon is properly great. He's really into sample culture, finding mad bits in old '60s records."
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.