This song namechecks former porn actress Sasha Grey. Since moving into the mainstream, Grey has accumulated a number of credits, including playing the lead in Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience and a semi-fictionalized version of herself in the seventh season of HBO's Entourage. "One day, I happened upon Sasha Grey's Facebook page," Young explained to Billboard magazine. "It was update after update of the most everyday pics and posts: 'Here I am making dinner. Here I am gardening.' She was not presenting herself in a sexy way at all. This was Sasha trying to move on or really just be human."
"But, every comment – from males – in the threads underneath were the most vile-spewing," Young continued. "I thought the contrast was remarkable, so I remarked with this song. I thought it was telling how people won't let women be full people or move on. They desperately wanted to keep her a 'marked' woman. And I loved how she just ignored it all, living her fabulous life. She was truly rising above."
The song features stick work from Dave Grohl, who played drums on every The Knife Shift track. Young's friendship with the Foo Fighters frontman started when he guest-hosted The Chelsea Lately Show in 2013, and writer and stand-up comic April Richardson gave him a mix tape with one of her songs on it. Grohl liked the song and looked Young up on YouTube. The pair started e-mailing and when she was in need of a drummer for The Knife Shift, she asked Grohl and was stunned when he agreed to help out.