Frontman Gavin Rossdale
told Artist Direct
the story behind this love-after-death rock anthem. "I just wanted to write a song about love in another dimension, how that works and following somebody into the afterlife. I began 'Afterlife' with the drums because I really wanted something uplifting and powerful at a different tempo than I'd sung before. It really opened up different sides of my voice in a weird way. I muscle or finesse my way through. It's funny because when I hear the songs done, I'm always a bit shocked. I'm like, 'Wow, that's so cool. How could I ever top that?' Then you find a way to do another song, and it comes together."