The song was recorded for NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack which was released on February 10, 2009.
"Fear" was featured in an episode of NCIS titled "Aliyah", according to the soundtrack's website.
Bellisario, who "wanted to create...a character who was seemingly an 'alternafreak,' while portraying her as perhaps the smartest, most capable person on television.
Not a junkie, killer, loser, or television stereotype." Perrette added some of her own "contributions" to the character, and also conferred with her friend Clint Catalyst, the "author of Cottonmouth Kisses [who is] often brought in as a guest on TV shows when they are doing pieces on goth or alternative culture." Perrette explained that "Clint and I and our 3,000 closest friends all play together... Sure, there are nights when a certain event leans more towards one style than the other, but it's not like some turf war with gang colors." Like her character, Perrette has often been asked if she's goth or punk, to which her response is "Who cares?
In his initial March 20 filing Shivers, who filed for divorce in 2004 and sought a restraining order a year later in 2005, claimed Perette 'intended to financially, physically and emotionally' ruin him.