This track serves as the intro to Nate Ruess' debut solo album, Grand Romantic
. Asked during a Reddit AMA, what goes through his mind when thinking this album needs an intro, Ruess replied: "When Jeff (Bhasker, producer) and I were sequencing the album, we had all these big ideas for interludes. And as we listened, we didn't feel the album needed any. So when the album was supposed to be turned in, I turned it in without an intro. Thinking 'AhHa
' would be a good way to kickstart it."
"But after listening to the early sequencing, I felt like the song 'Grand Romantic
' needed some foreshadowing," he continued. "And so with less than a day to compose and put together, we stayed up until 5 a.m. making the intro. And as I listened that night, the album felt complete."