The song was written by the band on tour. Guitarist Jimmy Smith recalled to Consequence of Sound
: "When we used to play 'Miami
' live, we used to do like a two-minute jam afterwards, and that's kind of where the beginning of 'Inhaler' came from. That's where we discovered the groove for that song. And then Yannis would have this fat riff lying around and would be like, 'Hey, check this out.' It just came from that."