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Album: Communion (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • This simmering breakup ballad was written during a bleak four-year period in singer Olly Alexander's life. He told Q magazine: "From about 19 to 22 I went through a string of relationships that ended badly. It was a pattern. I think I was going through some sort of narrative that I just deserved to be treated badly at the time. You sort of seek the stuff you think you deserve, right?"

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