In an interview with the Associated Press, Flo Rida said this is his favorite track on R.O.O.T.S.. He explained: "I was obedient to my mom. It definitely talks about the way I looked at life, growing up in the projects when my homeboys would do crazy things but I didn't. I was my own leader. It shows that you should have faith, never hold your head down, never fear man."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.