Mickey Guyton's three co-writers all penned the song from different perspectives. Nathan Chapman is a white Nashville native who grew up around Black people; Fraser Churchill is a white Englishman; and Emma Davidson-Dillon, also from England, is Black.
"The fact that all of us, in a room, collectively, knew, and know, that the treatment of Black people is different says so much, and [I'm grateful] that they were able to go there with me." Guyton told The Boot
. "You know, this is a very bold song to write, especially in country music. It's very, very bold, and they were very much so."
"All of the writing came from all of us, and I don't know - it was a 'God moment' - it was a unity moment," she added. "It really just goes to show, if you really, truly do try to understand somebody else's perspective, you really can. Just, a lot of people don't try."