Chevelle singer and guitarist Pete Loeffler discussed the story of this acoustic-driven song with Artist Direct
: "For 'Prima Donna,' I went backwards in my head. I remembered a time where I was probably out with some friends and there were some rich girls that I was hanging around in this wealthy area of Chicago. It was always fun - especially when you're in your teens - but it was weird. The 'Prima Donna' title just had to go on there. It's funny when you write songs at different points in your life. Different things come out, and you don't really know why. Maybe I was longing for that time when nothing was really a big deal."