This song documents a particularly bleak period in Case's life following the loss of her grandmother and both of her parents. "I was going through really a hard time and pretty depressed," she told UK newspaper The Guardian. "Just grieving. Lost a lot of family and stuff. It hadn't happened all at once, but I had never really slowed down to grieve. And I kind of took it in a farming way, you know, like 'They're dead. Gotta keep going.' But you really do as a human being have to slow down and take it in and look it in the face. And I had avoided it for so long that my body basically said, 'Guess what? I'm just going to make you super-depressed now, because you have to deal with this stuff and transmute it or whatever you're supposed to do with it. Or you're gonna be really fu--ed up.'"
Case added that there was no sudden descent, more a steady slide to the bottom. "Just a gradual, 'I can't shake this, I can't shake this … what is this?'" she explained. "Just super-unhappy and acting out here and there, just not being myself."