This was inspired by Wilco's "Hell is Chrome" (from their 2004 album, A Ghost Is Born
). Kulash explained during a Los Angeles show in 2017: "Once you get past the intro, 'Hell is Chrome' is an extraordinarily beautiful song about how addiction works… 'When the devil came, He was not red, He was chrome, and he said, 'Come with me.' And I thought that was a beautiful sentiment, so I wrote a song about how much more perfect it is to be the reflection in the mirror than it is to be the person in real life, and how it would suck if you traded – you thought it was nice in there, and then you realized you were stuck in there and you couldn't have a real life – and that an imperfect real life is better than a perfect s--tty one."
Bertrand - Paris, France