The gloomy soundscape was created by Julliard-trained Jahaan Sweet who handles a lot of Kehlani's production. The beat was intended to recall the work of German Baroque composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
"I was trying to create this weird Bach-ish piano, which reminded me of Crucifixus, descending chords in the cycle," Jahaan explained to Genius
. "I was just trying to tap into something like that, not trying to be corny but, underwater, maybe drowning?"