Brandy was in a bad place in 2014 after splitting from her fiancé, music executive Ryan Press. Inspired by the breakdown of that relationship, the singer co-wrote this song with Roc Nation singer-songwriter Kirby Lauren (Kanye West's "Only One
," Rihanna's "FourFiveSeconds
"I told her my story, just a bit about what I experienced and how I went through a really hard breakup, and I wasn't able to just let it go and get over it so I was still in that place," she explained in a video clip. "When I did the song, it felt real. It felt like a true apology. Everything I had in that moment, I gave it right there because of how I was feeling. It felt like the song was writing itself."