The song was written and originally recorded by American Contemporary Christian singer-songwriter Daniel Bashta as "Like A Lion." Newsboys keyboardist Jeff Frankenstein recalled to NewReleaseToday
: "I'm not sure officially how everyone in the band first heard the song, but last summer we were at a festival and our manager was talking about songs we could record for our upcoming worship album. He handed me an unlabeled CD which had 16 songs on it. There were no song titles or artist names listed.
I spent the day listening through the album, and I had never heard Daniel Bashta's song 'Like A Lion' before. It stood out to me as fresh and unique and I loved his voice. I just loved the song. We all felt like we could record a cool version of the song by our band. It all started tying together the concept of what we wanted to say on this album. The campaign of what we wanted to bring out in the next season of the band was this bold statement in this day and age."