Ingrid Michaelson wrote the song with Barry Dean
(Little Big Town's "Pontoon
") and Trent Dabbs, who has also penned several songs that have been on ABC's Nashville
. Dean recalled the story of the song to American Songwriter
magazine: "We were working on an initial idea – a ballad – and it just kind of stalled."
"We decided to look around for a minute at other ideas. Trent had that little beat you hear in the beginning of the song and I added a little piano riff in. I had the phrase, 'Girls chase boys, chase girls' but didn't know what to do with it…but Ingrid and Trent did!"