This is the first single and title track from Melissa Etheridge
's 11th studio album. When AOL's Spinner asked Etheridge about the impetus for this song, she replied: "When I first sat down in January, I really started working on the songs. I knew I would be recording in July and I wanted to give myself months to really bring this together because the whole concept of the album is just that everything in our lives comes down to fear and love. There are only two vibrations in the world and you're either making a love choice or a fear choice, so the working title of this album was 'Songs of Fear of Love.'"
Etheridge added: "As I started writing these songs, my older kids said 'Mom, what are you going to call the album?' I said 'Songs of Fear and Love' and [my daughter, Bailey] said, 'It's too many words, mom.' I said, 'Okay, How about 'Fearless'?' and she said 'Taylor Swift album. Why don't you say 'Fearless Love'?' So 'Fearless Love,' that's kind of perfect, but I have to write a song for that now. I think she said that in the morning, I dropped her off at school and I came home and I wrote this song."