Hopeless Fountain Kingdom is an album that tells the story of a failing relationship. This power-pop ballad, in which Halsey sings about finding herself after the heartbreak of their break up, was the first song she wrote for the record.
The album centers around two lovers in a paranormal world. "There was a lot of stuff that I was writing - poetry and quotes and phrases - about this relationship I was in," Halsey told Entertainment Weekly. "I didn't realize I was building the foundation for this concept. As the content got darker, it started to take the shape of this fantasy story, like a comic-book adaptation of [my] relationship."
The song was produced by Ricky Reed, who has two other production credits on Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Reed also worked on such hits as Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty," Pitbull's "Fireball" and Twenty One Pilots' "Stressed Out."