Prayers is the duo of Rafael Reyes and Dave Parley. They formed in 2013 and by 2014 had refined their mix of mendacious electro/rock-hip/hop to the point where it earned them a slot as opening act for The Cult.
Parley came up with the music for the track, and Reyes did the lyrics, which came after a falling out with his daughter.
"'Young Gods' is about my life falling apart," he said in his Songfacts interview
. "It's just me trying to communicate with the people that hurt me. I knew that there was no way that I could get in the same room with these people, but I knew that one day they would listen to my music, and when they did, that was the way I could communicate to them how they hurt me."