This is based on "Louis Collins," a song by influential Country-Blues singer and guitarist, Mississippi John Hurt, which was one of the first tunes that Rittter learnt to play.
Ritter explained to Express Night Out: "'Folk Bloodbath' is a song about a bunch of characters from other folk songs: Stackalee, Delia and Louis Collins. They all get together and everybody dies. I think it's a very American song."
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.