This is a track from the 18th Simple Minds album, Direction Of The Heart
. Like most of the tracks, it was written by their remaining founders, frontman Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill. They recorded in Sicily, where they both live, mostly during the pandemic.
"At the moment we live in this world where it's all spin," Burchill told Under The Radar
. "People no longer care about lying because they know that you know they're lying. It's an unprecedented situation where truth doesn't matter any more. That song has had some evolution. It was an idea I had on the electric piano in the early '90s during an album called Real Life
. It was an early Roxy Music type song. We kept on re-visiting it and Jim really pushed that. Eventually, we were about to leave it alone again and I put a couple of guitar lines on it and Jim got very excited. Then the track moved in a completely different direction, sound-wise."