Ariana Grande wrote the songs for her Thank U, Next album following the breakup with her fiancé Pete Davidson just a month after the death of her ex, Mac Miller. She said a lot of the record "mourns failed yet important beautiful relationships in my life."
Here, the singer sings of a need to try to "numb the pain" by hanging out with someone she knows she shouldn't.
I got a bad idea How 'bout we take a little bit of time away? I got a bad idea Forget about it, yeah, forget about him, yeah
Grande acknowledges it is a "bad idea" to hook up with this guy but sees him as somebody who can help him escape her pain.
The trappy new wave track was produced by Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The Swedish pair previously collaborated with Grande on another track with the theme of being drawn to someone you know is bad for you - the Dangerous Woman cut "Bad Decisions."