This song was produced by Booker T Jones, whose lengthy resumé includes helming Bill Withers
debut album Just As I Am
. "One of my favorite songs is 'Ain't No Sunshine
' by Bill Withers," Gray told Billboard
magazine. "I'm trying to make a ballad kind of like 'Ain't No Sunshine' and then I just said, 'F--- it, why don't we just call the guy who [produced] it' - not really believing he would say yes."