Duffy told The Daily Mail how she and Hammond collaborated on this song: "We met and had a drink, but I wasn't taking in what he was talking about," she said. "He was rambling on. Then he mentioned a song, Don't Forsake Me, and the title stuck. I immediately wanted to write it with him. So, the next night, I went to his house in LA. His wife made me a cup of tea and told me she liked the way I dressed. She said I wasn't like 'those girls on MTV in their bikinis.'
But, after Albert played me the song, I went away and wrote my own melody. He couldn't believe I had the audacity to rip his song apart, but it had to be a reflection of my life."