Speaking to EW, Rebecca spoke about the decision to write and perform The Great Divide, saying:
"It's definitely one of the most meaningful things I've written for myself. As I've grown up, I've realized there are certain people I've let into in my life that aren't healthy for me. This song is about letting those people go and feeling power in knowing that's the best decision for you. I don't even tell [my friends] about or play them songs before they're done. It's been exciting to play the song for friends. I kept a lot of this as my own personal adventure."
"We've got some stuff that's a little more electronic, but I love a lot of indie music, so we have stuff that's in that vein too."
And maybe most refreshingly, she is completely past her past, and Friday, as she revealed none of her collaborators cared about her making the infamous teen song:
"It was all in my head. I just had to tell myself, ‘This is going to be okay. I'm okay. I'm good at what I do.' Who cares if I make a mistake? Who cares if I have a bad day in the studio? That's all part of my journey, all part of my progress."