Andrew Watt wrote the song with Ali Tamposi, Brian Lee and Louis Bell. The chorus lyrics have special significance to Tamposi.I've been running through the jungle
I've been running with the wolves
To get to you, to get to you
I've been down the darkest alleys
Saw the dark side of the moon
Tamposi explained to Billboard
: "We all put our personal stories in every single one of our songs and we all relate to them through our own experiences. For 'Wolves,' I was recently sober and began a new relationship with someone. Those words: 'I've been down the darkest alleys on the dark side of the moon to get to you.' It's about getting to my sobriety and this new person; a partner I was desperate for."