Portugal bassist Zachary Carothers told Artist Direct
the song took a while to come together. "We initially wrote it, and it just wasn't right," he explained. "We'd gotten to a lull in the studio where we working on a bunch of other things. It's weird. We just craft some songs on any given day. It was missing a hook, lead line, or something. We had gotten to a different studio in L.A. We had been at Brian's studio pretty much the whole time for a couple of months.
"Then, we went into a really old school super sixties-style studio," Carothers continued. "It's a really amazing place with tons of vintage gear. We all went into different rooms and said, 'If you were going to make the hook or important part on your instrument, go off and do it on your own.' That guitar riff reminded me of something Nirvana would play. It's angsty, upbeat, and punk rock. It was pretty fun."