This lyrically potent song was co-penned by Bentley with Ryan Tyndell and Riser
producer Ross Copperman. The tracks cut for Riser
tell the of the ups and downs Bentley had experienced since the release of 2012's Home
, ranging from the loss of his father to the birth of his third child, Knox. "I didn't want to cover any ground that I had covered before," Bentley said at a private listening party for the album. "I wanted to make it a little more moody, I guess."
"I know my dad passed away, but it wasn't really that," he continued. "Maybe subconsciously it influenced it, but it kind of opened a new portal in my life to sing a new reality. A lot of stuff has gone on in culture in general – school shootings and stuff like that. It opened up bigger things to write about, and on songs like 'Riser
' and 'Here On Earth,' it kind of comprises the core of that."