This was the last single released from Live Through This
, Hole's debut album on the major label DGC. The album had a tumultuous timeline. The first single, "Miss World
," was released in March 1994 before the album was issued and shortly before the death of Kurt Cobain. The album appeared a week after Cobain's death, and in June, Hole lost their bass player, Kristen Pfaff, to a heroin overdose.
Critics had their knives sharpened, but when Hole hit the road in August and DGC started promoting the album, most agreed that it was really good. Thanks in large part to the single "Doll Parts
," it sold well over a million copies and established Love as a formidable songwriter and frontwoman.
She was, however, quite unpredictable, and DGC knew it might be a while before they saw another album. They didn't release "Softer, Softest" as a single until late in 1995, and indeed, Hole didn't deliver another album until 1998.