The first thing that Dierks Bentley noticed when he received the demo was the title, which wasn't something he necessarily would gravitate towards. However, once he listened to the song, he was drawn by its "intangible quality" and "the way that it all comes together." He explained to The Boot
"I feel like it was new territory for me as a singer. Just tackling that song, it was really challenging. The demo's a lot higher; the person was singing in a much higher key than I was. It has this - more of a city delivery to the cadence to the lyrics... It was more of a pop track.
It took a while. At first, we kind of matched the tracks... We came back, and we started stripping everything out. We said, 'Let's just try to make the verses sound really vinyl-y... kind of classic sounding, and juxtapose this against the more urban delivery of the lyrics.'
We happened on a sound. I sang it a lot of times to make it feel like my own. I really liked the demo; I thought the demo was great. It wasn't me, but I really liked the demo a lot … We wrangled it in to make it mine; it feels like mine now."