Brett Young told Billboard
it was the song's novel take on heartbreak that drew him to the call-and-response duet. "I'm a songwriter first, so I'm usually pretty hard on lyrics," he explained. "I was immediately impressed about not just the story that was being told, but also the way that it was being told. I thought it was very, very lyrically sound and sounded like something that I would write and even in a way that I would say it."