Mayer told the story of the country-tinged soft-rocker in a Facebook Post:
"I was playing a different guitar part for an overdub and all of a sudden this riff came out and I went… 'Please press record,' and all of a sudden it went into bullet time. That's my favorite thing to do, is to come home at night with something I didn't know existed before.
When I wrote 'Love on the Weekend,' I wrote it really fast—it's like the same thing that happened with 'Gravity
.' You go, 'Alright, that's an okay one, that's a B-lister,' and then you wake up the next day and you go, 'Oh. Oh, that's something, let's finish this up today.' And each time you move through it, put a lyric in, and sing it again, it sort of grows and grows and grows."