Despite not being released as a single, the song debuted in the Top 10 of both the UK and US singles charts because so many fans streamed it. In a Variety cover story
, Rodrigo said she'd originally written off the guitar-rock ballad as not relatable, so it surprised her how many people responded to it.
"I wrote it on my bed while I was crying," Rodrigo recalled. "I never really thought that it was going to be a song that resonated with so many people. I thought that it was a very specific situation that I was going through, and it's so funny that that's the non-single song that's the most successful. So many people have been like, 'How did you know? This is exactly what happened to me!'"