This was the song on Asking Alexandra's 2017 self-titled album, which came together most quickly. It was penned by vocalist Danny Worsnop and guitarist Ben Bruce on the tour bus in around 2015 and Worsnop sang the demo in one take from start to finish. He recalled to Alternative Press
"I think we were out with Avenged Sevenfold, and Ben started getting very guitar-y. If he spends enough time around Syn [Synyster Gates, A7X guitarist], he'll do that. So we were on the bus and we wrote this. He'd just written like the [sings riff] and I started singing a vocal, and like, 'All right, let's get this to the studio.'"
However, it was at this point that Worsnop left the band and Ukrainian musician Denis Stoff was recruited to replace him. When Storff departed from Asking Alexandra 18 months later, this song was used by record label boss Ash Avildsen to talk Worsnop into re-joining the band. The singer recalled:
"He and I were getting dinner in Los Angeles - I think I was doing some movie thing - but he was like, 'Hey, so 'Vultures' is such a great song. It's a shame it never came out." And I was like, 'Dude, I love that song.' He's like, 'Well, you know the Asking guys are thinking about starting another album. How do you feel about them doing it?' And I was like, 'I don't want anyone else singing that song.' Like that is such a personal song. He was like, 'Well, what if you sing the song on the album?' It was weird, I haven't spoken to these people in three years. He's like, 'Listen, it'll just be like a bonus song, just be you and Ben acoustic; it'll be real nice.' And I was like, 'Listen, you talk to him about that because I can't say yes and sign someone up, who, let's be honest, I don't even know anymore.'
Couple days later, Ben showed up at the door, like completely out of the blue. We hang out, and I get a phone call a week later, and it's like, 'Hey, will you do this tour?' And it was instantly time for this song to live."