The song was released as the follow up to "Love Ain't
," which was only the band's second single to top the airplay chart.
"We feel like it's one of those kinds of songs where the timing is perfect," frontman Mike Eli told Taste of Country
. "'Love Ain't' was kind of the beginning of the next chapter for us, and I think after 20 years of being a band, we're feeling like we're just now kinda getting this thing right."
Eli added that there is a life lesson in the realization "that you can always grow and you can always get better at what you do. I feel like we're kind of just hitting our stride in a serious way. I think our shows have never been better, our lives have never been better, our positivity has never been better. Everything just feels great, and I think that musically, we're just hitting our stride."
"That's the theme of 'Break It In,'" he continued. "Sometimes the best things have a few dents and take some time."