Marling told The NME January 16, 2010 that this optimistic number provoked one of the few arguments between her and producer Ethan Johns (Kings of Leon). She said: "I was in a battle with Ethan to keep it plain and simple but he was like, 'No you've got to put a beat on it. So there's quite prominent drums all the way through it and a bit more sunshine than I would have done, but I like how it's come out-it's fun."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."
Until December 5, 1998, a song had to be issued as a single to make the Hot 100. Aaliyah's "Try Again" was the first tune to top the chart based on airplay alone, without any sales figures being included.