In June 2015, Rachel Platten received some bad news. She recalled: "I was losing my voice a lot on tour and my voice teacher in LA recommended that I go get checked by an ENT – an ear, nose, and throat doctor – to see if there was anything wrong with my vocal cords. I went in feeling like, 'Oh, I'm fine, I'll be fine. But he found a tiny little node on my left vocal cord, which is a really scary thing as a singer, it automatically always means surgery... I was determined to heal myself."
Platten spun her unfortunate circumstances around to pen a love song. She explained it's about, "the other side of speechless, when someone leaves you speechless because they understand you and your body. The song's a little bit sexy and it's just about how someone can take your breath away."