This was the first song to be released from The Altar
. Banks explained to Time
: "I was so nervous - I didn't know what to put out first. This album represents me as a human in my current form. I can be really playful. I can be really dark. I can be really light. I can be really confrontational. I can also feel really fragile and sad. I didn't know what to do. I was spinning out.
I went to the studio and started venting. [Producer] Tim Anderson was with me and he wrote down some of the things I was saying, and one of the things I said was, 'I guess I f--k with myself more than anybody else.' When he read it back to me, I was like, 'Thank you. I needed to hear that, and I gave it to myself.'
I decided this should come first because this album is my altar. It represents who I am. If you're putting yourself out there that much, you can't care what people think of you."