Evans told The Boot
how he and co-writers Chris DeStefano and Josh Osborne penned the song in the studio on the day of the memorial service.
"I didn't want to write that day or whatever," he recalled. "But we were all in the studio. Chris started playing a beat, and I started singing that melody, and the words 'things that we drink to' came out of my mouth. You know, when you lose someone, there's different ways you can sing about it, but what a great way to sing about it: as a celebration of life, and everything they did, and everything you got to do with them. We wrote it from that perspective."