This buzz single was made available on May 14, 2011 via JoJo's official website, after the unfinished demo version of the song was leaked a week prior. She told AOL Music: "It was a cool thing to warm up the marketplace and show people that I have something a little edgier than when I was 15, when I was last out."
JoJo explained the song's meaning to AOL Music: "That is about dealing with the feelings of being humiliated. Believing one truth and realizing that it was a total lie, and just being like, 'Damn, I'm the side chick?! Word?!' You know, because we never think that that can happen to us. And then it does."
"The Way" by Fastball was inspired by the story of an elderly couple from Texas who drove to a nearby family reunion and kept going. Fastball's bass player imagined them taking off and having fun like they were young. The story didn't end well: the couple was later found dead after they crashed in a canyon.