"Is He Strange" is not only a total love song, but it's also about loving yourself. Grant explained to Billboard
"It's very painful to know that somebody has chosen to not love you anymore or to get out of a relationship with you because, um, because of certain character traits you have or certain baggage that you have, they can no longer deal with or don't feel like they can deal with.
You can't take the whole thing on yourself and keep totally blaming yourself for failure and relationships. It's about forgiving yourself as much as continuing to love the other person. In this particular case, I learned that, that I was capable of doing that and that you don't have to punish the other person for not loving you."