The 23-year-old Avicii wrote this song with the 71-year-old songwriter Mac Davis, who is a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame thanks to his Elvis Presley compositions, which include "In The Ghetto
" and "A Little Less Conversation
." Davis lent a timeless story to the song, comparing his unconditional love for a girl to a drug addiction. It's a storyline that has permeated many hits, including '80s classics by Robert Palmer
and Huey Lewis & the News
Davis said that he wrote this song the way he always does: sitting for hours with his guitar on his lap. He said in Rolling Stone
that Avicii is like "a mad scientist, with his computer and his focus," adding, "I may be an old fart, but I love EDM."