This song finds frontwoman Beth Ditto emboldened by a fresh sense of confidence having conquered her demons. "I have faced my fears. Now I can move in the right direction," she sings.
The band penned the song with English songwriter Brian Higgins of pop production company Xenomania, a change of circumstances for the Gossip trio, who generally craft their tunes between them. "It was definitely very different for us to hand over that creative side a little bit and then reinterpret it in our own way," admitted drummer Hannah Blilie to Rolling Stone."I think we'll try anything once," added guitarist Nathan Howdeshell. "Every time we do a record, I feel like it's totally different from the last one. That's sort of the idea."
"Here Comes Your Man" is the closest the Pixies came to a hit in America. It was rumored to be about a drug dealer, but Black Francis says it's just a story about some hobos who travel by train and die in an earthquake.