Goulding admitted to MTV News that she is not necessarily a fan of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series, but was still enthusiastic about lending this song to the final installment. "I'm not a Twi-hard but I take it for what it is; it's a cool thing and I can see why There's a huge fanbase. [And] they choose the best stuff for the soundtrack, so I'm really lucky to be a part of that!" she explained.
Goulding produced the song with her then-boyfriend, the EDM musician Skrillex. She told MTV News that though the tune turned out to be a perfect fit for the movie's storyline, that wasn't her intention upon writing it. "Myself and Skrillex got together in the studio and started working on this song, and it's about waking up in the morning and hoping that the person feels the same way as you," she said.
"For some reason, every single lyric just ended up relating to this film. And I think when it was played at some point to the Twilight people, they were like, 'Oh my God!' So they asked us if we were interested in being on the soundtrack and we were like, 'Hell yeah!'"