This is the opening track on Johnny Marr's Playland album. "When I wrote the first song, 'Back In The Box', I knew it would be the opener," Marr told NME, because it's just a celebration of euphoria and ecstasy."
Marr described this to Q magazine as, "a good old-fashioned love song."
Johnny Marr expanded on the song's meaning to DIY magazine: "I'm singing about transcendence and euphoria and ecstatic states, either hearing a record you like, waking up on a sunny morning, being in love," he said. "Or schizophrenia, drugs, all these things that can make you have a euphoric experience."
"Big Love" is a showcase song for Lindsey Buckingham and the first single from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album Tango In The Night, but he left the group soon after the album was released and the band didn't perform it live until he returned 10 years later.