Gabriel told "The Quietus
about this string-laden cover: "I was introduced through a friend to the Magnetic Fields, and really fell in love with the song writing and the quirky way the band interpreted their material. This wonderful lyric is deeply romantic and a little cynical at the same time, which opens it to an audience that wouldn't buy slush. This was the track that stood out to me on 69 Love Songs
and we were working on the strings for my track 'Signal to Noise' at the time. I thought it would be great to hear this performed on strings and just managed to get it arranged in time and recorded during the 'Signal to Noise' session. Claudia from the Magnetic Fields tells me that they're getting a lot of requests now for this particular version for wedding ceremonies, and it was used on the last episode of the Scrubs
TV series, and seems to have generated its own cult following as a result."