Rag'n'Bone Man – real name Rory Graham – wrote this song about the pressure on women in their 30s to settle down and have children. He penned the tune after harking back to a conversation he had a few years back with a friend who felt judged by her family for not marrying and becoming a mother.
"Women shouldn't be asked those questions - 'When are you going to have children? When are you getting married?' - because some don't want to have children, or settle down like that, it's not the life that they want," he told Apple Music. "But unfortunately it's this archaic idea that women of a certain age should. And it just seems so unfair."
Graham wrote the song with his bassist Bill Banwell and keyboard player/musical director Ben Jackson-Cook.
Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple, Alanis Morissette) co-produced the song with Rag'n'Bone Man and Jackson-Cook at his studio near Nashville.
The singr's label released "Alone" as the third single from Life By Misadventure. Rag'n'Bone Man, Jackson-Cook and Mike Elizondo co-produced all the tracks on the album except for "Old Habits," which was produced without Elizondo.
New Order took the title for "Blue Monday" from an illustration, which read "Goodbye Blue Monday," in the Kurt Vonnegut book Breakfast Of Champions. The image referred to the invention of the washing machine improving housewives' lives.
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.