O'Connor did eventually get away from lockdown England. He drove to Amsterdam with his bassist and friend Joe MacLaren, where they visited Benny Sings, the Dutch songwriter and producer who worked on Rex Orange County's 2017 single "Loving Is Easy." Together they sketched out three songs, including "Open a Window" and his "Keep It Up
" single. Later in the year, he returned to The Netherlands, and in a 12-day stint recorded the Who Cares?
album with Sings.