Madeon teamed up with Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos for this track. The French producer told Digital Spy
how the collaboration came about. "When I did the instrumental for 'Pay No Mind,' it just really felt like the first idea that came to my mind was Passion Pit, but I didn't dare ask him because he hadn't really done a collaboration before of that sort," he explained. "I said, 'Just give it a try', and he was up for it and it happened really quickly, and I was really happy with it."
"And there are guitars in that song performed by Sam Halliday from Two Door Cinema Club, which I had worked with on their last single 'Changing of the Seasons,'" Madeon continued, "so we had met before and talked about him playing on some of my music, so it was just [a sense of] 'Oh, he would sound great on this.'"