The song came about in part because of Morgan Evans' wife Kelsea Ballerini. "That's kind of a funny story," he explained to ABC Radio
. "I actually walked into the writing room one day, and I wrote with Seth Ennis and a producer from Australia named Lindsay Rimes... and it was just after Kelsea and I started dating."
"She'd just posted about it," Morgan continued. "She had 'Peter Pan
' out at the time, and I walked into the room, and they were like, 'Alright, so Kelsea's got "Peter Pan," and we should write one for you called "Hook"!'"
"That is a terrible idea," he added laughing. "But then we started playing guitar for a little bit, and we were like, 'What about "Hooked"?' And we wrote that song, and we were pretty stoked with it."