Mick Hucknall was raised single-handedly by his father Reg, after his mother walked out on the family when he was three. It was a huge blow to the singer when his dad passed away. "When I lost my dad in 2009, I could have lost everything," Hucknall reflected to The Daily Telegraph. "I didn't have that traditional family support structure. Luckily for me, I did have my wife and daughter, my new family. I had to go through a learning process, though, finding out what a traditional family felt like. And that experience has been so rewarding that I've tried to express it in songs like 'Big Love.'"
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."