This song features Los Angeles singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko, whose other appearances include providing vocals on "I'm Gonna Be" from Big Sean's mixtape Detroit and "Cool Off" from Wale's mixtape Folarin.
This is one of three Born Sinner songs that Cole did not contribute towards the beat. It was produced by Christian Rich, who are twin brothers Taiwo "Christian" Hassan and Kehinde "Rich" Hassan. The production duo have crafted sounds for acts like Diddy and worked alongside hitmaking teams such as The Neptunes.
"Thinking About You" was the ninth track from Calvin Harris' 18 Months album to enter the UK singles Top 10. No other artist has obtained so many hits from one LP - Michael Jackson was the previous record holder with seven Top 10 tunes from both his Bad and Dangerous sets.