Human is a concept album inspired by a trip Steve Angello made to his hometown church in Stockholm during a period where he considered walking away from music. The record was previewed by three EPs signifying different stages of his life: Act I - Genesis, Act ll - Inferno, and Act lll – Paradiso. This synth-heavy track comprises one half of Genesis and contains lyrics about Angello's state of mind before he finds salvation on the other song, "Rejoice."
The song features Paul Meany, the lead singer and keyboardist of U.S. rock band Mutemath crooning about "dead end conversations high on chemical sensations." Angello said:
"The genius song melody, writing and performance floored me first time I heard it. It represents the soundtrack of my life, melodically and musically it hits every emotion I have for display. It moves me into melancholy happiness, while delivering the highest form of nostalgia."