This started as a standard love song between a man and a woman, but evolved into a coming-out tune for A Great Big World's Chad King (aka Chad Vaccarino). King told 103.7 KVIL in Highland Park, Texas, that he and his bandmate Ian Axel had written the song with the line, "Something happens when I hold her," and Axel posed the question, "Chad, how are you going sing this and deliver it honestly?"
So King, deciding he couldn't sing a love song about a man, changed the "her" to a "him."
"I was like, 'I can't do this, no one does this, it doesn't feel comfortable, there's no way I can do this,'" he said. "And I thought about it for like two seconds and said, 'I have to do this.' This is my truth, people will respond to that. I know they will and I hope it inspires other people to sing about their own truth or or speak about their own, you know?"