Miguel conjures up a storyline of Los Angeles being destroyed in a war while he's cheating on his girl at a "townhouse down in Venice Beach." Q magazine asked the singer what the inspiration was behind this nuclear-age romance. He replied:
"The best thing about creating music is using your imagination to fill in the blanks. Every day we hear things that allow you to imagine a world of possibilities. That's the best explanation I can give sort of saying I have an overactive imagination."
Miguel explained that much of his War & Leisure album was inspired by the threat of nuclear war and Donald Trump.
"You see us on the brink of nuclear war over Twitter," he said. "Or the rise of the far right in Germany and France. So my whole mindset for the album is: what are we supposed to do caught in the middle of this? We're at the brink of complete war and complete pleasure, at all times, every day."