According to Williams, he almost scrapped this song because it was too self-critical. He ultimately decided to keep it, though, as he felt it was important for his fans to hear about tabloid rumors from his personal perspective. Williams explained
: "An awful lot of stuff is written about me, there's a lot of speculation, and you have no forum to actually present yourself where people get an honest view of you. A lot of the time I can only do it through my lyrics. 'Monsoon' is a very honest version of what I think is going on."