The song was one of five on Yours Truly
to be produced by The Rascals, who comprise Ariana's former Victorious co-star Leon Thomas and his partner Chris Tines. "We got a 20-piece orchestra to lay some strings. At that moment, I'm going to be real, I felt like a boss," Thomas recalled to MTV News. "Producing something and then having all those people working so hard, it was crazy."
Thomas added that he looked to songwriter Diane Warren (Cher's "If I Could Turn Back Time
," Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
") for inspiration. "It needed to feel like a really big '90s record, almost like Diane Warren.... just how big those records felt, we wanted that," he said.