Whilst vocalist Yannis Philippakis pens the lyrics, the band come up with the music between them. Drummer Jack Bevan told Lifelounge
the story of this song: "I had been listening to all of these new jack swing records – like, early '90s hip hop. And I was like, 'Check out this drum beat.' Then Jimmy [Smith, guitarist] just came up with the 'Miami' chorus on the spot, and it came out of nowhere."