The Slaves duo moved to London to record their debut album after living in Kent for pretty much all of their lives. This song is about the hopelessness of the capital dweller. Isaac Holman of the duo told NME it "was inspired by traveling on the underground and just looking at those horrible commuters hating life."
Actor Shaun Williamson plays a manic ice-cream man in the video. Williamson is best known for playing the character of Barry Evans in the BBC soap EastEnders from 1994 until 2004, as well as a starring role in Ricky Gervais' comedy, Extras.
The music clip won Best Music Video at the NME Awards 2016.
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.