Emily Shackleton recalled to The Boot
the songwriting session that produced this song:
"It was my fourth or fifth co-write with busbee and Carly, and when I arrived they told me, 'We want to write a haunting ballad' - pretty much exactly opposite of what any publisher, A&R or pitch sheet will tell you to write - especially for an unsigned artist! But there was magic in the room for it, and it fell out quickly once Carly started talking about an ex and the memories not letting her go. The melody also fell out seamlessly, and felt strangely simple but just right.
It all fit together like puzzle pieces. The song was probably written in under two hours."