After many months of touring behind their 2014 album Talking Is Hard
, Walk the Moon was exhausted, both mentally and physically. The band took some time out for the first time in years during the summer of 2016, but were unsure what would happen when they reconvened.
"We had a lot of reasons that we needed to just chill for awhile," bassist Kevin Ray tells told ABC Radio
. "Coming back into it, we didn't really know what was gonna happen. We were kind of faced with a big uncertainty, and potentially a new beginning for us -- kind of shedding an old skin, if you will."
"[We] realized that no matter what, we were gonna press on and keep going and move forward anyways, and we just had to dig deep," he continued. "That's what ['One Foot'] is about. It comes from knowing that we have to put one foot in front of the other and just keep moving on."