Guitarist Dean DeLeo told Billboard
the music for this track was written and demoed even before Gutt auditioned for the group during September of 2016.
"It was one of the songs we threw at Jeff when we started writing with him," DeLeo recalled. "We had that song tracked a little while back with Robert (DeLeo), Eric (Kretz)
and myself, and we really threw (Gutt) right into the fire, man. We went to Robert's house and had the mic set up, like, 'OK, let's see what you got,' and ('Meadow') was one of the songs. He wrote a melody for it that day, along with about five other songs. It was very impressive."