After writing a number of songs with producer Erik Ron in Los Angeles, Sully Erna flew out to Florida where the rest of the band live. This was the first tune he played to them. Drummer Shannon Larkin recalled to Backstage Axxess (transcribed by Blabbermouth.net
"It was in was demo form, so it had a drum machine. And so when we first heard it, it was, boom, it was there. We were, like, 'Oh my God! This is great. But let's see what we do to it.' And so we picked up our gear and started playing this thing, with the real drums and our tone, and it just sounded, we felt, like a natural progression of where the band should go, looking at the future and how we represent ourselves."