The song took Olsen a long time to finish. She started working on the lyrics right before she made her 2016 My Woman
album, but felt it was too dark for the set. After touring My Woman
, Olsen had time to revisit the song.
"It reminded me of the way I used to write, which was kind of meandering," she told Pitchfork
. "I've never really had chorus-verse-chorus stuff, but this felt like four different songs in one. I thought of it more as a piece - almost like piano music that sometimes goes on for several minutes, and there's a fast, intense orchestral part, and then it's really quiet."