This was the first song to be released by Canadian R&B/soul singer/songwriter Melanie Fiona from her debut album, The Bridge. It was a Top 20 hit in Canada and several European countries.
The song has a message of empowerment for women. Fiona told Killahbeez: "I feel so strong every time I sing or perform that song." She added: "It was written by a super talented songwriter and producer on the album, Andrea Martin. She knows me very well, professionally and personally, it's a real reflection of the type of woman I am. I feel like there should be no shame in expressing what you want, and not settling for the things you don't. I feel proud to know that it will empower people… not just women, but everyone who feels the same."
The song heavily samples the 1968 hit "Time of the Season" by The Zombies. Fiona explained why she chose to borrow from this tune to Killahbeez: "I was already a fan of that song from time! It's a classic! When we started working on the music for the album, we knew we wanted to pay tribute to the "old" by putting a 'new' spin on it. That sample is familiar and easy to vibe with… it was the perfect fit for the lyrics."