Mark Tremonti recalled the genesis of this song to MusicRadar.com
"I remember getting on the phone with Myles, and as usual we have this discussion where we have to decide how we're going to make this record a little different than what we've done in the past, keep on developing and going deeper into the rabbit hole.
I said that one thing I want to do is try to incorporate a seven-string, because it's never been my thing and it's never been something that has really inspired me that much. But I wanted to break it back out and see if I could find some inspiration there.
Then Myles showed me his part of the intro for Show Me A Leader and I started playing the seven-string over it. It just added so much depth. Such a big low-end and something we haven't had… we've had drop B stuff but this was even heavier-sounding… deeper-sounding."