Lightbody told Irish public broadcaster RTE about the song's three parts, which recount a couple being forced to take shelter in a storm and the cherished memory of those transcendent moments: Said Lightbody "The brass and the choir in the first part, 'What if This Storm Ends,' is quite a moment, recorded at Olympic Studio in London. The middle section 'Sunlight' is set on the very west coast of Ireland. The last part 'Daybreak' was really affected by Hansa. It has that Krautrock hypnotic sway to it, and 'Heroes
'-type guitars swooning over the top. It's a fitting end to the record because of that."