"Someone To Hate" was the original title for "Collapsing
," the lead single from Demon Hunter's previous album, The World Is A Thorn
. There is also an original version of this song with some of the final lyrics on it, where all the verses were screaming vocals, which was demoed around the same time. After completing the record, the band returned to the studio to revise the demo. Clark rewrote the verses and pre-chorus, and decided that he should do melodic singing vocals throughout the entire song. When writing for True Defiance
, Clark came back to the lyrics and title for this song as he still liked them and didn't want them to go to waste. He told AntiMusic
that he ended up "rewriting the bulk of them, but the general idea is still there."