This track is an exploration of what heartbreak and moving on feel like. ZZ Ward explained to Artist Direct:
"I wrote this song about feeling trapped in a relationship that I knew was no good for me. I met someone that made me lose control of myself and this song is about the constant back and forth that I went through. I knew I needed to break up with this person but every time I tried, something pulled me back in, deeper and deeper each time."
The song is built around a sample of "As Long as I've Got You," a 1967 track by The Charmels.
The rapper Joey Purp appears on the original version of this track. His verse was removed in the version used in the video.
"Pretty In Pink" by Psychedelic Furs was released in 1981. Five years later, it inspired a movie of the same name starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy and Jon Cryer. The song was remixed for the re-release to have more Pop appeal.