Instrumentalist Maxwell Drummey told Complex Magazine how this track was inspired by a tune in Outkast's 2006 musical film Idlewild. He explained: "We saw the Idlewild trailer and heard the song 'PJ and Rooster,' and we were like that song is awesome and we should make some s--t that's on that vibe." Vocalist D.A. Wallach added: "I was obsessed with the lyric when [Andre 3000] says, 'I had a lot of time on my hands. Now I gotta lot of hands on my time, and everybody wanna be a friend of mine.' Then you have the piano going there and it sounds sick as f--k. I wish that whole album had all been like that song because I was like, 'Oh, s--t they're gonna make a Country album that sounds like it's in space!' and they didn't."
This was titled after Neal Pogue, who mixed Love The Future. Pogue told Drummey and Wallach that the album was cool but lacked hit songs. So the duo penned this number and "She Loves Everybody."
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.