The first track written and recorded for If I Was, the song lay dormant while The Staves performed all over the world, including several tours with Bon Iver. Having formed strong friendships with the latter band's founder Justin Vernon and his bandmates, the sisters were invited to his April Base studio in Wisconsin to work on whatever music they had . "There was no plan to make a record there, or even demo anything," recalled Jessica Staveley-Taylor. "It was initially just to hang out and play some music with Justin. There was no pressure at all, we didn't even tell our label we were going."
Pretty soon this tune, along with a handful of other song ideas had been resurrected, re-written and roughly recorded. "We demoed about 10 songs and then asked ourselves 'Aren't we actually just making a record?'" said Emily Staveley-Taylor.