This is the title track from American singer-songwriter Laura Veirs' seventh studio album. The inspiration for the song came from a type of peach Veirs saw on a summer visit to the farmer's market. She explained to The Portland Mercury: "I just saw it at the market and I was like, 'Oh, that's a cool name for a peach, I'll write a song about that.'"
Veirs explained how this song ended her writer's block and ignited the album: "I'd been in a songwriting slump at that time and writing that song pushed me over my plateau and into a new place where I was surprising myself again. I invented oddball tunings so I was really using my ear to search out new-sounding melodies and patterns. I wrote this album from a searching, soulful place. I hope it elicits a real gut feeling."
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.