The primary goal of Yellowcard's final album was to give thanks to the pop-punk band's fans who stuck by them during their 20-year run. "We knew we were going to be putting 10 songs on the record before we started writing," frontman Ryan Key told Entertainment Weekly, "so I wanted to try to find 10 different ways to say farewell to this chapter of our lives."
"Fields & Fences," the closing track on the album, is the band's final farewell. The country-tinged tune features an octave mandolin, which Sean Mackin, the band's violinist, brought in as an experiment. Key recalls: "He had this really cool piece of music and we turned it into a seven-minute long finale, an epic ending to the last record. It's just exactly what I wanted it to be, the last thing you hear."
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.