Ell wrote the song with country star Kane Brown along with fellow co-writers Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes. Brown told ABC Audio he wanted to help the Canadian songstress pen something missing in her catalog.
"I basically just said, 'You need to have that bad girl attitude that Carrie Underwood used to have, 'Before He Cheats
' and all that. And, you know, Miranda Lambert used to have,'" he revealed. "Back then, they were basically doing what the guys are doing today. Just saying, like 'You need me,' basically. I was like, 'You just need to have that attitude.'"
By the time they'd completed this tune, Brown was ready to record it himself. "I ended up loving the song and I told her, I was like, 'If you don't cut this, I'll cut it. I'm gonna have to change some lyrics, but I'll do it,'" he recalled.