Jonathan Yip of The Stereotypes recalled working with Bruno Mars and the other producers on this track. "For 'Finesse,' he [Mars] was like, 'We gotta go new jack swing. Let's get one on here,'" he remembered to Billboard
: "For me, new jack swing is like my favorite era ever, and so as we're going along we're just messing around making some stuff. He's getting on the drum set, everybody is grabbing an instrument, and everybody is singing and yelling. Everybody is kind of contributing their little bit to the song, and next thing you know, we're dripping in finesse [Laughs]."