Jillian Banks is a Los Angeles songwriter who turned to music at the age of 15 to combat a bout of depression. Expressing her fear and loneliness through music helped her cope. This was her the lead single from her debut EP Fall Over
, which was released on March 1, 2013. The song later found its way on to Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show and the exposure triggered a breakthrough year for the singer. "'Before I Ever Met You' was the first one to come out and that just dives into the grit and it's pretty graphic about a relationship," Banks told Digital Spy
. "For my first song, it was very special the way it happened, because I didn't really hold anything back and people responded to it."