For this track, Rzeznik took inspiration from John Lennon with the use of echo. "I'm a huge fan of that Lennon style," he told Sound & Vision
. "We did a song called 'The Pin'… and I loved that song, because we used a big tape echo on it and an old spring reverb that we had that's the size of a refrigerator, and then this piano thing. And Lennon, he hated the sound of his own voice. On a lot of that Lennon solo stuff, they used this really heavy slapback on his vocal, and I thought it was really interesting because, to me, 'The Pin' was sort of this cross between Lennon and [David] Bowie, production-wise. I wanted to try to do that again on this album where we could, because I love that."