Following 2014’s Familiars, the track was written by lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner, produced by Silberman, and mixed by Nicholas Principe at People Teeth in Kingston, NY. “‘Wheels Roll Home’ is a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone,” Silberman explained. “It’s that feeling of finding home in someone, eager and impatient to build a life together. It’s the experience of waiting out tumultuous times, longing for stability someday.”
After Familiars, Silberman issued a solo album in 2017 titled Impermanence, though the group refuted rumours that they’d broken up. Last year, the Antlers toured and put out a 10th anniversary reissue of their classic album Hospice.