This synth-pop number cane from an emotionally difficult time for Metric frontwoman Emily Haines. "It's kind of intense to look back on the writing of it, because it was a pretty heavy time in New York where I remember going through this thing of a lot of people leaving," she told Entertainment Weekly. "Everybody was moving to LA, and the people staying were wondering, 'Why are we staying? If they were leaving, why aren't we leaving?' It's just a sense of the larger awareness of how do you know when it's the end of a chapter."
"The song is pretty emotionally intense," Haines added. "I don't know that I could have put more of my heart into that vocal."