James Morrison penned this track to support his eldest daughter when she was being bullied at school. He explained: "I wanted to write a song to say that things aren't always easy and there'll be times where it's tough. I know what it's like because I've been through that stuff myself. It was important for me as a dad to say, 'I'll be there for you when things go wrong,' because I never had that."
Morrison wrote the song with songwriter Paul Barry and producer Mark Taylor. Barry and Taylor's previous collaborations include Cher's "Believe" and Enrique Iglesias' "Hero."
"What's Up" by 4 Non Blondes has endured as one of the most popular songs of the '90s, but it wasn't a huge hit at the time and the band split after one album. Frontwoman Linda Perry went on to write hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera.