Legend wrote this with Dan Wilson
, the Semisonic frontman who has enjoyed tremendous success writing with other artists ("Not Ready To Make Nice
" with Dixie Chicks; "Someone Like You
" with Adele). Wilson, knowing Legend's reputation with the ladies, suggested a theme for their collaboration: "A super-loving song about getting ready to go on a big date, or to a party."
Said Wilson, "I told him my thought: a song about date night, getting ready with your girlfriend, watching her beautify herself, teasing her that it's taking a long time, but also proud that she's looking good... It seemed like a sweet thing for us to write a song about."