This was the first song that Nelly Furtado wrote for The Ride
. She penned the tune with Mark Taylor, who produced "Broken Strings
" her 2008 hit duet with James Morrison. Furtado told Jam! Music
she was going through a rough patch and had "kind of hit bottom" a week prior to writing the song:
"I was going through a time. I was a little bit lost. I had kind of broken up with this long-term business relationship. I made a good choice, but I was also really scared about what lay ahead and I knew I had some hard lessons to learn.
It's so easy to take the easy road, not face your demons and not have to think about that stuff but I'm a little bit extreme. Sometimes I force myself to take a look at those hard things. It's kind of the nature of my personality. I think I'm kind of an all-or-nothing kind of person."