This song finds Halsey praising individualism and not conforming to the rules of others regarding how things should be done:We are the new Americana
High on legal marijuana
Raised on Biggie and Nirvana
We are the new Americana
Speaking to Last FM
, Halsey said how her diverse worldview was inspired by her parents' different music tastes. At the age of nine, the singer explained, she was listening to her father's 2Pac records and her mother's Nirvana records. "I was exposed to different cultures, different walks of life, different ideas […] so the older I got, the less scared me," Halsey continued. "And the less shocked me, appalled me, and the more open to diversity I was. […] I think that music has instilled this ideology in this generation."