In this song Bareilles vents her frustration about unsolicited love advice. "'King of Anything' is sort of a 'f--k you' song," joked Bareilles to PopEater. "I've had more unsolicited advice on my life than I care to mention, and this was how I dealt with it. It felt empowering to turn that frustration into music, especially a song that doesn't even sound angry. That's sort of what 'Love Song
' was as well. Apparently, I don't get over things very quickly."