The ballad of love and longing was written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. The husband-and-wife team also penned the tunes for the original Frozen
movie where they felt Groff was underused. "The guy has pipes of gold, and we just sort of let them lie," Lopez told Billboard
. "So we wanted to get to this idea of a guy who is very much used to repressing his feelings, probably from childhood, suddenly feeling them all in one big '80s power ballad. So that it would be funny but also, you know, a little emotional too. Maybe too emotional."