Umphrey's McGee's guitarist and singer, Brendan Bayliss, had written the song on Good Friday in 2013. Bayliss jokingly labeled the Pro Tools session as "Bad Friday," but he ended up just keeping the title. In our interview with Bayliss
, he explained the quick writing process for the song: "My son was sitting at the keyboard with me hitting buttons as I played. We stumbled across a cool sound that the opening riff was based on. I put a simple bass line under it and took the melody/lyrics from an older song we never used and that was it."