Jacquees wrote "You" with up-and-coming female songwriter Jazze Pha. He explained to Genius
it came from the pair talking about times when they've been through a difficult period with a lover. The duo discussed how rather than leaving their relationships, they decided they wouldn't find anything better, so made the decision to stick it out.
"I always like to talk first so they can feel me out, they can know what I'm going through," Jacquees said. "Know what was going on and then we play the beats and then I'm good with melodies, real quick. It always start with the hook. We always start with the hook 'cause sometimes when producers make beats, they always put the hook first and you have to arrange the beat. So, we always start with the hook first."