Amy Wadge co-penned the song with Nashville tunesmiths Nicolle Galyon and Emily Weisband. The English singer-songwriter is a frequent Ed Sheeran collaborator, most famously his hit single "Thinking Out Loud
," and it was Sheeran who acted as the middle man between Wadge and Cabello for "Consequences". She told Music Week
"(I) played it to Ed and he said, 'You know who you need to send this to?' So he sent it to her [Camila], she worked her magic, wrote a bit as well and that's how it came to life. He's always got my back, he's a very generous soul and he always listens to everything I do. He's incredibly generous like that."