Cabello penned the song with Shawn Mendes' regular writing partner Scott Harris and producers Ricky Reed and Mike Sabath. Cabello told Zane Lowe she became close to Harris through her boyfriend; they started writing tracks for Famila
in a makeshift studio in her bedroom in Miami in the summer of 2020 using a mic, some MIDI keyboards and guitars.
They bought their demos to LA where Cabello met and worked with Mike Sabath (Liam Payne's "Familiar
," Jonas Brothers "Hesitate
") for the first time. On the first day of working together they listened to some old Cuban songs, then wrote "Don't Go Yet."
Afterwards, Ricky Reed "put his sauce" all over the track.