In a Songfacts interview with Andrew Roachford
, he said that the inspiration behind "This Generation" was similar to that of the Black Lives Matter movement, adding: "I just felt like some people at that time were old, stuck in their ways, and they were stunting the growth of society. Society needs to move forward. I don't know exactly, but there was something on the news that just triggered it and made me think about it. My journey, coming as a kid from Caribbean descent with my experiences, I just felt impassioned to write a song that was positive about the future."