Personal transition is a major theme flowing through frontman Kevin Parker's songwriting on the Currents album. He explained to Uncut magazine: "That was precipitated by what I found myself singing about. I usually just follow my instincts when I start writing and then I will notice a theme emerging. I tried to amplify that so I can make a cohesive album, one that has a message and story."
"And yeah, this theme of this personal transition and moving on really went together with the music. I wanted to explore this idea of feeling like you're turning into the kind of person you thought you'd never become or starting to appreciate things you've never done it before," he continued. "You set these rules and standards, then one day you feel like you want to embrace other things, and the only way to do that is to abandon your previous self."
Parker added that this was the song where he felt it all started to cohere, stating "'Yes, I'm Changing' was the first time I managed to string together the right words to bring home what I'm trying to say."