The album is named after a daffodil called the Narcissus Golden Echo that reflects up to the sun. Kimbra explained to Consequence of Sound
: "It says in the Greek myth of Narcissus that he is looking at a reflection of himself in the water, and he eventually dies and so does the yellow flower. And so, of course, that took me to the Greek myth of Narcissus, and that is a theme that shows up not only on the album cover but also throughout the record."
"To me, it represents these two energies that show up on the album. Of course, Narcissus is that part of us that is very self-focused. But The Golden Echo
also represents the part of us that is tuned into the whole and listens very deeply and calls outward — out to something higher or out to be connected again to mature itself. That's the album arc, and it goes between those two worlds. We're so caught up in ourselves that we often don't take the time to listen deeper. The Golden Echo
summed that up for me."