The song was inspired by a specific event. Kiiara recalled to Radio.com
in a 2016 interview:
"I was at a dinner party thing and I was leaving and I said 'bye' to everyone else, and not this one person. And then when I went to leave, and they were like, 'You're going to leave without saying 'bye?" And I either thought, or I said, 'Yeah.' That's where it came from. I was writing one day, I was just learning to write - this was three years ago - so it just fell out of my mouth."