"Mother" starts off with a long drum intro. Despite this, it was released as the first single from the album. Thomson explained to Billboard
why the band chose to lead their Future Dust
set with this song:
"We wanted to show with that reintroduction to the band that we were confident in what we were doing. We weren't desperate to make a palatable radio single. I think bands pander and cater to that demographic and format a little bit, and what we like about rock and roll is when people commit to whatever the f--- they want to do and [are] fearless and confident. That's what we wanted to show with 40 seconds of drum intro before even the riff kicks in on 'Mother.'"