Various tragic events that happened to the people in the video for "Till I Die," General Admission's first single, provided inspiration for this cut. "'Till I Die' came out and that video came out, and months later, I go back and I look at that video and I'm like, Damn. OK, he's in jail; OK, he's shot; OK, he's dead; OK, he snitched," MGK explained to MTV News, "to the point where I was like, this is fine, because it's something that I'm used to, and it's a way of life, but it's just sad."
"So I think that I just wrote a song that kind of expressed the way I see the world now as a more mature person," he continued. "Don't get me wrong, I still get sucked back into it all of the time and I'ma always be in the streets and that's something that's gonna be present in my life forever. But I wanted to shed a little bit of light - you ever have one of those moments where you're like, 'If the world just felt what I feel now, we would be alright?' It's kind of one of those moments: Try out what it's like to not judge someone for one day, to not look down on people for one day; to have a little bit more love for the person next to you for just one day and see what comes out of it."