On August 3, 2015 Gwen Stefani filed her petition for divorce from Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale
. The singer had been married to Rossdale for 13 years. Many of the songs on This Is What the Truth Feels Like
were penned by Stefani with the songwriters J.R. Rotem, Justin Tranter and Julia Michaels about her marital breakdown. Here, she raps angrily over a cheerleader-stomp beat about the warning signs in her marriage that she didn't recognize. It was the first song the quartet wrote for the project.