Anderson East wrote this song with the husband-and-wife duo Chris and Morgane Stapleton. East explained to Billboard magazine that is it about "just being willing to go down a romantic path that you're not really sure the outcome and being willing to keep going for it."
East was one of the opening acts in the summer of 2017 on Chris Stapleton's sold-out All-American Road Show Tour, which were the first concerts that placed him in front of larger audiences.
"Thinking About You" was the ninth track from Calvin Harris' 18 Months album to enter the UK singles Top 10. No other artist has obtained so many hits from one LP - Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 tunes from both his Bad and Dangerous sets.