Dan Reynolds co-wrote the song with pop songwriter Justin Tranter, who has also co-written popular tunes with Hailee Steinfeld ("Love Myself
"), Justin Bieber ("Sorry
") and Selena Gomez ("Good For You
"). It was one of four Evolve
tracks that the pair wrote together. Reynolds told Billboard magazine
how he came to collaborate with the hitmaker:
"Justin Tranter is amazing. My wife Aja Volkman sings for a band called Nico Vega who used to tour back in the day with Justin's band Semi Precious Weapons, so we were friends with him to begin with.
I had never really co-written before, so I had some anxiety about it. Justin was respectful. We got in the room and I told him it was important to me to write all my lyrics, and he was super rad about that. He's a melodic genius. So he helped me melodically to be a sounding board. He's just a great person. I love Justin and I count him as one of my most dear friends."