The song closes Halestorm's Vicious
album. Originally they were going to do an 11 song record and end it with the title track
, but it felt incomplete, so the band decided they would finish it with "The Silence."
The group first came up with the music and the melody in around 2013, but had struggled to come up with an appropriate lyric. Guitarist Joe Hottinger recalled to Louder Sound
"Every time we tried it it wasn't right, but in the middle of this writing process I made a new demo of it, and Lzzy put a vocal down. The vocal you hear is actually from the demo, from the night she wrote it, and she killed it."