Lead singer Caleb Followill has alluded that the song is a story about a sexual encounter with a supermodel. As the romance blossoms, he realizes he is incapable of performing due to his ingestion of booze.
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Caleb explained to Clash Magazine why he wrote this song: "At this point, and hopefully at every point in my life, I want to write songs that are relatable to people. If I'd sold a billion records and I wasn't trying to give two s--ts what people thought, maybe I would write a record about my relationship and make it sound candy-coated and only pull out the best parts, but I've always been in love with the dirty parts of songs and the worst parts. Songs that make you go, 'Whoa, that was very honest of that person. They made themselves look like they were that big'. That's why the song 'Soft' came about. Like, you can't always write about the best sex you ever had – write about when you can't get it up. Write about the times that everyone experiences but no one ever talks about."