Talking about writing this song in Rolling Stone, Foster said: “I was trying to get inside the head of an isolated, psychotic kid. It’s a f–k you song to hipsters, in a way - but it’s a song the hipsters are going to want to dance to”
Cubbie Fink, who plays bass in the band, told CNN that “the whole youth violence thing hit pretty close to me” because his cousin was present during the Columbine shooting in 1999.
“I actually flew out to be with her the day after it happened … and saw how affected she was by it,” Fink said. “She is as close as a sister so obviously it affected me deeply. So to be able to have a song to talk about this stuff has been good for us.”