The song features an organ and piano in the key of E♭ major. It begins as a hushed electric organ ballad, with Martin’s falsetto. The song then builds in acoustic guitar and piano, accompanied by a string section[clarification needed] during the beginning choruses. The melody shifts to a plaintive three-note guitar line, ringing through a rhythmic upbeat drum tempo. The song transitions to its bridge, which roars into a blend of piano notes, electric & bass guitar riffs, drums, and a singalong chorus with an anthemic feel. A synthesiser joins the music during the second half of the bridge. The song ends with the beginning chorus, with slow, melancholic piano notes being played in the background.