The lead single from Lifehouse's Out of the Wasteland album, this is the first radio single released by the band under the independent label Ironworks Music. It was dropped on January 27, 2015.
Lifehouse lead singer Jason Wade co-wrote the track with producer and manager Jude Cole. Wade told Billboard magazine it is reminiscent of the band's early work. "'Hurricane' started as a catchy up-tempo pop song and then transformed into this electric, energetic rock song that was very reminiscent of our first album," he said. "I feel like it is the backbone of the record, and was the catalyst that brought our band back around full circle."
The behind-the-bars visual features Lifehouse performing in a jail while the story is told of a woman brought into the cell next to them. "The video depicts two people working out their problems in a scene of chaos, which takes place in a prison," Wade explained. "A fitting setting since the song is about a refusal to give up on someone no matter how turbulent life can get sometimes. It was refreshing to revisit sonically somewhere that we haven't been for a while, and sometimes the best place to arrive at, is at the beginning."
Lifehouse spent most of 2013 and the beginning of 2014 on a hiatus as each band member turned attention to other projects. This song finds them coming out of their temporary break. Wade told Artist Direct: "It was a really frustrating time for the band where we weren't really touring that much. The song is about resiliency. It's not about a relationship but refusing to give up through hard times. That's the metaphor."