Mika opens his third studio album with its title track, which he penned with Nick Littlemore from Empire of the Sun and the Brighton-based musician Paul Steel. This was the first tune that Mika wrote for the set following difficulties in his personal life, including his sister having a life-threatening accident. He told Digital Spy
: "I booked a ticket to Montreal, found a hotel on the way out of the airport, had two shots of whiskey and wrote the first good song I'd written in over two years - the title track of my new album the Origin Of Love
. It was then that I decided to leave my sister, family and past relationships behind."