David told Genius
that he immediately thought of Bastille singer Dan Smith while coming up with the melody for track. "I had this melody idea of, 'through the night,' and I was singing it in this kind of Bastille, Dan way," he explained. "And I was like, 'Oh man. This sounds like, this feels like destiny to me.' Do you know what I mean?"
It seemed that destiny had intended the collaboration to happen. "[I] messaged him, and he literally got back to me straight away," David recalled. "He was like, 'Oh man, yeah, I'd love to.' I said, 'Well, I'm in South London, and I don't know whereabouts you are. I don't even know if you're in the country.' And he's like, 'I'm in South London, too!' I'm like, 'What? I'm in Fulham.' And he goes, 'I'm in Fulham.' And I was like, 'Bro, are you in the booth or something that I haven't seen you?'"