The song was written by guitarist JB Brubaker. Asked by Billboard
what makes the track special to him, vocalist Jake Luhrs replied:
"Personally, I'm the guy in the band that just loves breakdowns, and I just love aggressive songs. Initially, when JB had written that song, I was like, 'Yeah dude, for sure. I'm gonna tear this one up. This is my kind of vibe.' There's a part in the middle of the song where I scream, and I think it's like 16 seconds long or something like that. And I call it the 'Wolverine scream,' because in the lyric, we're talking about being surrounded by pain. So I really wanted to convey that, you know? That this is really hurting and it's making me frustrated and it's painful. It's a painful scream.
So I sat there in the studio, and I must have been in there for half an hour, just working on this one scream… I would think of my own pain, like things I had been going through or things that I had just experienced, to get me to a place of feeling that. But then I thought to myself, 'How do I envision this scream coming out of me?' And the thing that came to me was Wolverine. I don't know if you've ever seen any Wolverine movies or were a fan of him when you were younger, but when he gets angry, he kind of growls a little bit, and then his scream comes out. So I was trying to mimic that and really be pissed off, you know what I mean? So the combination of thinking about the way he would scream and how crazy scary the sound is, and my thoughts of pain and suffering in my life, I just kind of went for it and finally got a really, really good take."