The collaboration came about after the two band's managements exchanged words over the alleged accidental plagiarism of part of BMTH's "Nihilist Blues
" from Evanescence's 2011 song "Never Go Back
." They resolved the legal spat when Amy Lee received songwriting credit for the song. According to Sykes, the argument didn't involve Lee.
Evanescence's team kept in contact with Bring Me The Horizon. "They were like, 'Amy really likes your band and would love to work with you,' Sykes recalled to NME
. When Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish came up with this ecological number, Lee was the perfect fit to sing the part of Mother Nature. "It felt like the perfect thing to have the mother of rock singing it," Sykes commented.