Vocalist/guitarist Gavin Duncan has the following to say about the song:
“‘The Art of Letting Go’ was written at a particularly troubled time in my life. I was essentially going through a period of existential crisis. I was dealing with the breakdown of a serious relationship, my career was non-existent and in general I wasn’t where I wanted to be in my life. I felt trapped that I had become stagnant, that wasn’t moving forward in life. I didn’t want this to become a song drenched in self-pity or written with a woe is me attitude.
The message of this song is essentially one of hope. It’s about realising that [there’s hope] whatever the circumstance you find yourself in, be it a career, relationship or any other aspect of your life. In my experience, it was easy to accept thing for how they were, that it wasn’t in my power to change anything. I think that’s a really dangerous thing. The reality is that change doesn’t have to come in the form of a miracle it’s something you can do in the moment but it requires a strong resolve. That’s what this song is to me.”