The song was co-produced by Toronto-based R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. the Weeknd, who also provides vocals on the track. Tesfaye also contributed to another Take Care
cut, "Crew Love
." Tesfaye recalled to Complex
magazine: "We were making the drum loop and...oh, man, I had smoked I don't know how much weed. Even Drake, he came into that session and we were all smoked out. It was terrible how much weed smoke was in that room. I was surprised I could even hit a note. I had sung this melody—it wasn't a hook, just an unfinished lyric. And he liked it so much, he was like, "I need to have this, man.... I know I've already taken 'Shot For Me
' and 'Crew Love' and this and that." And me, I was hungry at that time. I was like, 'Dude, take anything.' At that point I was like, 'Hell, yeah.'"