This was inspired by A Room Forever, a short story by the late West Virginia writer Breece D'J Pancake. Knopfler told Mojo he was inspired by "this one character in this one story."
A Room Forever is the tale of a tugboat mate who spends New Year's Eve in an cheap hotel room. He spends the evening there drinking cheap whiskey out of the bottle and eventually ends up with a teenage prostitute.
The Frozen song "Let It Go" was recorded in 42 different languages for the movie's foreign releases. This earned it an entry in the 2016 Guinness World Records publication for "Most Languages Featured on a Single."