Derulo originally wrote the song in mid-2020 with Jacob Kasher. Once they'd penned the bare bones of "Lifestyle" they quickly saw its potential.
"It was one of those sessions that just felt good afterwards," Derulo told American Songwriter
. "The true test is when you hear it the next day, and it passes the overnight run. Then, I started thinking of collaborations, and I couldn't think of anyone who would do it better than Adam Levine."