The song started as a personal solo work by Michigan-based singer-songwriter Candace Nicole Sosa with the title "Killing Time." Needing some advice on how to improve her tune, she contacted frequent BTS and Chainsmokers collaborator Jordan "DJ Swivel" Young to ask him about his rates.
"I remember e-mailing him at 3 a.m. one night and sending a sample of Killing Time, not thinking he would respond," she recalled to South China Morning Post
. "But when he called me a couple days later while I was working at Starbucks, I was shocked that a big music producer would be interested in my songs."