DeRülo travelled the world after the success of this debut album. In doing so he experienced different places and discovered new things, which influenced the writing of his sophomore record, Future History
. He told Digital Spy
: "There's a song on album called 'Breathing' where a lot of influences took part: African chants, Euro-dance, rock guitar and bits that you can't even hear on the finished version." He continued: "That song means a lot to me as it's serious and heartfelt, but the melody is the exact opposite. It's about my cousin, who recently passed away."