DeGraw told Gibson.com
the story of the song. Here's what he said: "I was hanging with Ryan Tedder from OneRepublic, and he and I first got together when we were both going in and out of Nashville. We sat down together one day and wrote this track called 'Sweeter
,' which is the title track, at this great studio called Blackbird in Nashville. The vibe was so good that after we wrote 'Sweeter,' we said, 'Let's do another one!' A few weeks later, I went out to Denver where Ryan had built a studio, and he played me this little piano riff. I was like, 'I like that!' He was like, 'It's for you. I love that melody and rhythm.' So, a couple days later, the song was finished. It really wrote itself."