Nana Rogues supplied the instrumentation for the track. The London beatmaker's other credits include Tinie Tempah's "Girls Like
" and Drake's "Passionfruit
." Dave recalled to Genius:
"I had worked with Nana Rogues on a beat before this one. So we had done a track. It's actually a pretty small world. I saw him out in LA. I know him through a friend. And then we ended up coming back together and making music.
He was cycling through a lot of beats, and this had a completely different swing. It had a '90s hip-hop-type of feel. It had that sort of West Coast synth to it. And yeah, I sat down and said, 'Remove everything apart from the piano.' So, we removed everything apart from the piano, all the drums, the bassline. And we started again. And then he beat a beat around the words. And a lot of it was very minimal, no drums, just the pianos.
And then it kicked in, and then a low bass line. And that was it really. The switch up at the end as well, a moment of genius from him. He just came and improvised some jazz chords on a light piano."