Alison shares with The Boot the inspiration behind the tune, which was written by Robert Lee ("R.L.") Castleman: "When I called R.L., who's been a center of our recordings for the past 12 to 15 years, he said, 'I've been going to the ocean, going to the places I used to go when I was heartbroken and I just can't find it.' After a long conversation, he said, 'Just come over and sit here and talk to me.' So, I drove over there. When I walked in the door, he had a melody and it was 'Paper Airplane.' It was beautiful. I said, 'Well, what are you gonna do now?' He said, 'I'll wait.' I said, 'Wait for what?' [laughs] He said, 'It'll be here about midnight.' It's like a download for him. Completely inspired. He doesn't mess around with it, he just waits. And there it was, 'Paper Airplane.' I just loved it."
Watch the video for 'Paper Airplane' below, and download the song for free here.