This was released as the third single from British singer-songwriter Passenger's All the Little Lights album. He told VH1: "It's a really hopeful song, I think. Some of the album is pretty sad, pretty dark, and I think 'Holes' is a really nice song to put at the end of a concert to bring the mood up."
After the breakup of his band Passenger in 2009, Mike Rosenberg kept the group's name for himself and took to busking for a solo music career. This song's music video is a film of a busking session in his home town of Brighton, England.