Sammy Witness’ debut full-length album Tiger Lily is the follow-up to her Winter Sessions EP released in 2009 and continues to explore themes of loss, forgiveness, and unconditional love. The album's single, "Pretty Bird", started off as Sammy's way of saying that she didn't believe someone was capable of relating to her past. By the end of the songwriting process Sammy realized that some people would perceive her life as charmed and find her un-relatable. "Sometimes the songs have a lesson for me. When you're really thinking about what you're trying to say, you have to be prepared to listen to every part of your knowing. It's not as important to be right about what your original objective was, as is it to be honest about the entirety of the emotion"- Sammy.