The album is based on frontman Charlie Fink's emotional meltdown after singer and former bandmate Laura Marling broke off their relationship. In this song defeat is met with replenished hope. Fink told The Sun : "My Broken Heart" is fully repaired and looking to the future. That track signals the end of the first section of the album, the point where all chance of reconciliation is lost." (Source My Broken Heart Songfacts).