This is Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Mesbitt's debut single. Some fans queried if it was about splitting up with Ed Sheeran, but she explained to The Daily Record October 14, 2012 that she penned it about a previous relationship. "I wrote 'Boy' about 18 months ago. It is about a relationship where you break up with someone and want to move on but they don't," she said.
"I decided to write a song about it. I was still at school at the time," Nesbitt continued. "In June, I decided to go into the studio and experiment a bit with it. I'm a big fan of rock music like Nirvana and AC/DC, and I like pop and acoustic music, so I wanted to take all three influences. There are a lot of singer-songwriters that are similar to me, so this gave me the chance to do something a bit different.
"My ex probably knows the song is about him. He did know he was going out with a songwriter."
"(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding" was written by Nick Lowe in 1974. The original version with his group Brinsley Schwarz was kind of somber, but Elvis Costello made it a classic with his 1978 uptempo take.
"Crank That (Soulja Boy)" was the most successful digital track of 2007 in the US with 2,909,000 downloads. On January 6, 2008 it became the first song ever to sell 3 million digital copies in the States.