Vance Joy told Q magazine about the song. "I wrote this drawing together a few ideas," he said. "My friend told me about a movie where a baby is getting christened and the holy water goes in the baby's eyes and it starts crying and I really like that image so I make a line about getting holy water in my eyes."
"I feel like it's got a Da Da Da Da Da bit at the end," Joy added, "an uplifting kind of bit."
The song's music video captures the highs of being a professional touring musician, as we see Joy touring and playing to adoring fans. The clip was shot by Max Fairclough and filmed while the singer was in his home country of Australia in March 2015.
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