Frank + Derol are a female duo comprising songwriter and touring musician Codi Caraco and Miley Cyrus's older half-sister Brandi Cyrus. The latter explained this song's meaning to Spinner: "'Apparition' is about the stress of life, and realizing that everything you feel and everything that you are is inside of your own head and your own heart," she said. "It's about having the power to choose love and light, to find happiness in every moment instead of letting darkness pull you under."
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.