The song was inspired by Blake's relationship with Theresa Wayman, the guitarist and singer of Los Angeles-based band Warpaint. He told Pigeons and Planes
: "When I write, 'We are alone now,' it's about exactly that, so for that reason people are relating to it. Maybe they have somebody or they want to be talked to like that. It's funny when you write a love song; you suddenly realize why 99% of songs are love songs, because the reaction is so uniquely forceful."