This song was co-produced and co-written by Chairlift's Patrick Wimberly. Frontwoman Kelly Zutrau told Billboard magazine about his contribution to the These Days album: "He worked the most on the last track, which he co-produced and wrote the piano part for, which is very integral to the song," she said. "He also arranged the strings, which an artist named Kelsey Lu played, and he did production on a couple of other ones."
"We love working with him, he's one of our good friends at this point. He was just a really nice person to have when we were struggling with something - whether it was the label or just something we didn't know how to approach because were inexperienced," Zutrau continued. "He's been through it all before."
Mike Campbell from Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers played the slide guitar on "Sixth Avenue Heartache." There is a connection here - Wallflowers lead singer Jakob's dad, Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty in The Traveling Wilburys.