This is the closing track from the deluxe version of In the Lonely Hour
. Smith explained to Radio.com
that the album tackles his lack of a love life. "I've never been in a relationship before," he revealed. "When I was writing this album, I really delved into that fact. I delved into [how] I fell in love with someone who didn't love me back, last year. I really went inside myself and I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don't think there's been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love."