This originated with frontman Crispian Mills' friend and guitar tech, Modi. Mills told Artist Direct: "He wrote this fantastic kind of country heartbreak song. The thing with our band is that it's really a little family, it's a collective of friends and family. A lot of our songs and a lot of the reasons we get together is because of that huddle of relationships."
The bedrock of David Guetta's Nicki Minaj-featuring single "Hey Mama" is a sample of "Rosie," a 1940s prison recording from folk archivist Alan Lomax that songwriter Esther Dean first showed the French DJ on YouTube.