A surprising feature of Nine Types of Light for many was the number of tracks that see lead singer Tunde Adebimpe singing about matters of the heart. This song is probably one of the intimate the New York indie rockers has ever recorded. "I'm gonna keep your heart / If the world falls apart / I'm gonna keep your heart," he croons to a significant other.
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.