Connolly told AntiMusic
the story of the song: "'Hurricane' was a chorus idea I had from years ago that I never got around to finishing. On the new record The Truth Is…
I started the idea backup. I was having a rough year and wanted to have a song that completely encapsulated how I felt at the time.
We had fun recording the song putting a stereo panning arpeggio guitar in the intro that gets faster and faster and the "riders on the storm" style sound effects to give the realism. I wanted to make the song as three dimensional as possible and have it be the centerpiece of the record. We later put a massive string arrangement on the song to top it off and Howard (Benson, producer) suggested a orchestral intro before the first verse which was a great idea."