Several critics have commented that this song sounds like something written by Burt Bacharach. However, Legend told Performing Songwriting magazine that any similarities were accidental. "I'm not really a student of his work," he said. "He was a prolific songwriter, and there are songs of his that I didn't even know I knew, like songs sung by Luther Vandross and Aretha Franklin. But I don't own any of his albums. It just so happened that I end up sounding like him."
"You listen to music and use it to try to create something new, and who knows what's going to come into your head," Legend continued."A song is a song. You produce a song, and at that moment when you produce it, that's when you take it into a genre. Before you produce it, it's just a song, and it could be any style depending on how you decide to mix it and arrange it. To me, when you evaluate songwriting, you don't do it on a genre basis. You ask, 'Is this a good song?'"