The song was written before Donald Trump was taken seriously as a candidate for United States president. The song deals with the mood in the band's native Australia, but his election brought more relevance to it. "It's a song we released on the day we found out he got voted in," Pond keyboard player Jamie Terry told Songfacts
. "It has sort of an apocalyptic scenario which seemed ever more present in light of that news, so we thought that it was appropriate to put that out."