Here, Johnny Marr sings of someone trying to escape from the endless repetitive drudgery and onslaught of bad news during the COVID lockdown. "There's no judgment there," he told Uncut magazine. "I was doing the same in my own way, whether it's meditation or staying up too late or microdosing or any s--t like that. It gives me substance to write about. My job as a writer and lyricist, first and foremost, is to give everybody a good listen. Then I see how brave I can get with these ideas. But one of the things about being a songwriter, sometimes you just f--- up by being too earnest."
Marr wraps his pandemic-era reflection in a disco pop melody. "I need songs after all the news, news, news. It gets too real in the hotspots," he said. "I'm trying to be positive, for me and my audience, really. My personality is such that it occurs to me to think that way. I'm not just writing with positivity for the sake of a song. It's real, and it's also very necessary."
Primal Scream's Simone Marie plays bass guitar and sings backing vocals. It is one of three Fever Dreams Pts. 1-4 tracks she contributed towards.
Marr released "Night and Day" as the third single from Fever Dreams Pts. 1-4. While the album version is 4:54, the single runs for just 3:41.