Dua Lipa originally wrote the song with British singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes back in 2017. Their other collaborations include the Dua Lipa Deluxe edition
bonus tracks "Dreams" and "Bad Together
The singer held onto the track for about a year as she knew she wanted to include someone else on it, but couldn't find the right people. When Dua met the Blackpink girls during her Seoul concert in May 2018, she suspected she'd finally found a home for the tune. The English songstress sent them the "Kiss and Make Up" demo and they quickly sent it back with their vocals having changed some of the lyrics to Korean.