In 2006 Tom Chaplin went through a melt-down caused by drink and drug abuse. It culminated in the Keane vocalist whilst on tour in Japan, leaving their hotel without warning and flying on his own back to Britain and booking into rehab. Pianist and chief-songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley told Keaneshine that this was one of two songs on Perfect Symmetry
that referred to that difficult period. He explained: "There are only a couple of songs that refer specifically to that time – Again And Again
and You Haven't Told Me Anything are the two that spring to mind, although they both deal with the topic from a slightly unusual point of view. Other than that, I kind of wanted to move on from the whole subject, so it doesn't really feature too heavily on the album. The whole episode ended well, and by hook or by crook we found our way back to music, which has always had a magical power to heal the deepest of wounds. In a way the fact that the album makes very little reference to that time is the clearest reflection of the fact that we've made it through those hard times and are in a much more creative and exciting place."