Veirs told American Songwriter magazine that this is not like any other song that she's written before. She explained: "I wrote it on the piano instead of my usual guitar. I'm not a good piano player so that's helpful (keeps me out of getting caught in ruts).
"It's a very emotionally open-sounding song," Veirs added, "it doesn't tell the listener how to feel. It has a cinematic quality and hopeful lyrics and bold instrumentation."