This ode to perseverance in love was composed by Mendler with American songwriters Emanuel "Eman" Kiriakou, Evan "Kidd" Bogart and Andrew "Goldstein" Goldstein. The song plays on natural disasters as metaphors for the way the narrator feels about her beau. Mendler told Artist Direct
; "'Hurricane' is special to me because it is such an emotional song. I was in an emotional place when I was writing it. It's the story of a girl who's really into this guy but he creates so much drama in her life that she's trying to figure out if it's worth it to go through that roller coaster all the time with him. He tricks her into feeling like everything is okay because she's so in love with him. I wanted to make that story emotional and real. At the same time, it's light and fun musically."