Speaking about the writing process, Wolfe explains, “I wrote the song in the days following the suicide of a friend in late December 2020. In amongst the shock and grief I needed to find a little island, this song became that. That’s just how I make sense of things I suppose. It was a way of processing how I felt and I needed to find a way to celebrate her rather than have her defined by the act.”
Going on to speak about his relationship with the song’s central figure, Alexander says: “Before Olivia was my friend she was a fan of my work, she used to come to all the shows. It was only when we became friends I realised she was in trouble. The reason I’m telling you that is because she’d have loved that I wrote a song for her, and that makes me happy. I hope she gets to hear it.”
Part of the proceeds from the track are to be donated to SANE, a national mental health charity, who Wolfe has joined as an ambassador.