"Turn on the Lights Again" emerged from an impromptu studio session in Sweden between Fred Again and Swedish House Mafia. They built the song around a sample of Atlanta rapper Future's 2012 track "Turn On The Lights
," adding house and EDM elements to the production. When Fred played the demo during a June 29, 2022 Boiler Room session broadcast from London, it garnered a massive reaction and went viral on social media. The English producer completed the track and released it as the second single from Actual Life 3
on July 29, 2022.