Speaking with Matt Sprackle, Music Editor for @London Instagram, Shaddix said that "Help" was a song that he didn't feel like writing - and he composed the track without even realizing it.
"Everything lined up with that one," he said. "I think the music is very uplifting. But I didn't like the song when we wrote it. I was, like, 'Goddamn! The music is too pop.' It's, like, 'Ehhh.' And then Tobin [Esperance]
, our bass player, was, like, 'Remember when we wrote 'Scars', we felt the same way about that song. Approach this one in the same way — take your darkness that your carrying around with you.'"
"I wasn't in a good place in the process of making this last record, mentally," he added. "I suffer from depression [from] time to time in my life - it comes and goes, ebbs and flows."
"I was sitting in the room with the producer as we were talking about writing this song, and he was, like, 'What the f--k is going on with you right now?'" Shaddix continued. "And I was just, like, 'I think I need some f---ing help, man. I just feel like I'm drowning in myself, like I just can't get above water.' And he was just, like, 'You just wrote the chorus right there.'"