Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and Trevor Rosen wrote the song. "Josh, Shane and I were writing in my living room one day," Rosen recalled to Taste of Country
of the day they penned the tune. "Shane was going through some titles and song ideas he had, like he often does when we get ready to write. We paused when he said 'Neon' and we talked about what that title might be about for a couple minutes. Then he kept going with some more titles. At one point, Josh and I said, 'You know … there's something to that 'Neon' idea,' and we started singing all these different rhymes for the word 'neon,' which ended up being the main structure of the chorus."