Dixson created the original song skeleton and played it for Beyoncé. The track took shape after Bey laid down some vocals and contributed rewrites and production notes. "The lyrics are super-important to this record," he told Billboard
. "I know what it's like to fight for what you love. I think that's a universal message. Obviously, there are some pointed things that are aimed at the themes of the film, but others are universal - if you work hard, you get results."