album tells the chronological story of the two years since Ballerini's debut album, The First Time
, as the singer gets over a heartbreaking breakup and gets engaged to Morgan Evans. Asked by Pop Crush
how she decided on the album's concept, Ballerini replied:
"I wanted people to listen to the whole thing. It's such a single-driven industry now. The only way you really get to know an artist is by listening to the whole record. I knew I wanted to do something. Then, when I was listening to the songs I wanted to put on it, I was like, 'Oh, I've written about my life, why not put it in order and let it be a chronological story?'"