This is Dawson's debut single, which he wrote his twin brother Jacob Durrett and his good friend Austin Taylor Smith at the latter's basement studio in Nashville's Antioch neighborhood. The trio had no immediate song ideas when they kicked off their session, so Dawson pulled up his smartphone, where he found the prospective title, "All On Me," which had caught his eye that morning.
"I literally just started listing all these things for the idea of 'put it all on me' - you know, the burden, the weight, everything," recalled Dawson to Billboard
. "We went all the way down through the chorus and kind of just listed things: 'When it don't add up you can count on me,' 'When you're mad you can put the fall on me,' 'Call on me' - all these things that are 'on me,' right? We just really wanted to explain what that 'all' was. We kind of, for lack of a better term, just kind of word-vomited it out."