Mendonça, who died in 2021 at the age of 26, was faithful to sertanejo traditions, honoring the intricacies and melodies of what may arguably be her country's most popular genre.
There's a lot of stuff going into that song, but it's basically about someone who has come down from an addiction and finally come down into real life and is sorry about all the wasted years.
That experience was really fun because it was also trying to find different styles of music, like programming a country music station.
I hope it helps people going through the uncertainty of all of that.
We just wanted to make something that we thought was quite fun—everything is sort of operating with a little bit of humor, and Mike's solo exists relative to the intensity and the mania of the song as potentially a little hat tip.
If a song soundtracked a meaningful moment in your life, either in your recent past or a lifetime ago, there's a good chance it's still relevant to you.