The song was released as the fourth single from The First Time
, following up "Peter Pan
." "We went back and forth on whether to do another single from the album or do something new," Ballerini told Rolling Stone
. "We just felt like 'Peter Pan' moved up [the charts] a lot quicker than we expected it to - which is such a blessing... But 'Yeah Boy' captures that fun youthfulness, and I thought it would be good to circle back and end on that note."