This is the opening track from American R&B singer Amerie's fourth studio album, In Love & War.
Amerie explained in publicity materials that she mapped out the sound of In Love & War before she sat with any producers. She explained: "The process would usually be quite a few steps. Usually I'd get a raw instrumental, and from there I'd pick out parts and sounds, and then format them to create the arrangement of the song. Once I wrote and vocalised it, I'd talk to the producer again about adding additional instrumentation I felt was necessary, like strings, additional keys, building the bridge, just basically formatting the record."
One producer who instantly understood what Amerie needed was Teddy Riley, who produced this track. She said, "I didn't really have to say much to Teddy. I told him I wanted something signature 'me.' He knew exactly what to do. It was like magic. I wrote that record freestyling in the vocal booth after hearing it for the first time. Killer."