Rachel Platten wrote this song when she was living in Los Angeles before she struck gold with "Fight Song
." She explained in a track-by-track that where she was living was "a tiny little place on 17th and there was a beautiful tree outside the window... The sunlight would always look really golden and it would make me feel really hopeful about the day, even though things in my life weren't going great."
Platten added that this song is about "optimism and hope that things might be okay again and that life didn't have to hurt so much."