Eric Church: "It's light-hearted, and I feel like when you hear '(The) Outsiders
' and 'A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young
' [from the album], it can come across as, 'This guy's taking himself really seriously.'"
"And I think you need 'Cold One' to kind of have a chuckle and go, 'Oh, it's okay. This is music. We're having a good time. Let's laugh.' It's not so focused on the art part that you lose having a good time, and that's what that song to me sets up is it's fun."