In 2013, Chester Bennington replaced Scott Weiland
as the group's lead vocalist, which changed not only their performance dynamic, but also how they write songs. In our interview with drummer Eric Kretz
, he explained how this song came together: "Dean [DeLeo] was strumming something on guitar when I walked in, 'Ah, let's go play that.' So he and I would just sit there and start going through the chord progressions and getting over all the jive feel, the jumpin' and jive feel of where the song was going. Chester would come in and suddenly start shooting melodies [snaps fingers], like, bam, bam bam! That was just so exciting as we were putting songs together. Within a few hours we were getting songs together, minus the lyrics. What Chester would do, as he would call them, is 'banana lyrics' where he would just sing, 'bananananana.' Those are his words, not mine. That gets the point across. He doesn't have specific words yet. He'll be writing stuff down on his laptop and sing out the vowels and we all go, 'Alright. The song's coming together.' It's a really exciting time to be in the studio and working with the band when it goes that quickly."