Alcohol plays a large part in many of Rateliff's songs (check out the Falling Faster Than You Can Run
track "Three Fingers In").
"Well…..I might be a drunk," Rateliff told The Line Of Best Fit
. "I've been working on it and singing about it for a while. I quit for a while too, though, but I was just so miserable. I was six months sober, but I guess it's funny to be part of a drinking culture, in my circle of friends and even when you're touring and performing you're in a bar every night... so it's kinda tricky to not lose your ass every night!"