This song set a the template for the Marian Hill sound and convinced the duo that they had a future in music. Lloyd considered himself an amateur producer, but when he came up with the track for "Whiskey," he knew this could be more than a hobby. Gongol added the vocal melody and the track came together with ease. When it got a positive reaction, they decided to forge ahead, leading to their breakthrough track "Down
," which was featured on a popular commercial for Apple AirPods
"When we made 'Whiskey' it was the best song I had ever produced by a quite significant margin," Lloyd said in a Songfacts interview
. "Sam heard it among other things I was playing and wanted to sing on it, and then something just clicked in the relationship between the big, kind of dark and super-forward drums, the touch of blues and her vocal, and that became the template going forward, kind of the bible I would extrapolate from."