magazine asked Miranda about the writing of the song. He replied:
"We did a lot of research into the different beliefs about Maui in Polynesia - sometimes he's responsible for pulling the sun down, sometimes he's responsible for the invention of coconuts. So I loved the idea of this demigod being like, 'I know it's overwhelming to meet me. You're welcome for everything.' Only Dwayne could pull that off.
In my head the song was a mix of Beauty and the Beast
's 'Gaston' and Aladdin
's 'Friend Like Me