This is a track from Joe Nichols' eighth album, Crickets, and the insects' universal song is heard throughout the project. The LP opens with the little creatures' chirp and ends with the title track. They also appear on this driving tune, which lying midway on the set marks a shift from the contemporary-leaning first half of the record to the more traditional back half.
The title of the project came while listening to the finished album. "When listening back to all the tracks, we found one word that appeared in many of the songs—crickets," Nichols said. "It's a very earthy little creature, and I think these songs are very earthy and organic, like this whole recording process was for me. So when my label CEO Benny Brown suggested we title the album "Crickets,' it made perfect sense."
Fall Out Boy's "The Kids Aren't Alright" song title is not a reference to The Offspring's 1998 single of the same name. It actually alludes to The Who's 1979 rockumentary film called The Kids Are Alright.