Matt Ward told The Sun February 20, 2009 about this song, which reflects the Portland singer's relationship with music. He explained: "It goes with the idea that I've had for a long time that music is a more rewarding way of capturing a moment in time than photographic images. Just my opinion. It's the way I feel about music and what happens in the studio. You're capturing something."
Hold Time was M Ward's sixth solo album. The Portland singer-songwriter is probably best known for his She & Him collaboration with the actress Zooey Deschanel.
Geffen Records made history on June 27, 1994 when Aerosmith's "Head First" became the first major label song made available for exclusive digital download. Download speeds at the time were so slow it took around 75 minutes to download the track.
David Bowie's "Space Oddity" tells the story of an astronaut who cuts off communication and floats into space. The BBC used it extensively in their coverage of the 1969 moon landing - an odd choice considering the lyrics.