Puth's production of this song was one of the first times that he had met Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. He told Billboard
"Him and I are like, buddy-buddy now, but that was like a week of knowing each other, so it was still very… you know, when you know you're going to be friends with somebody, but you're very careful with what you say around them? I was like, 'Adam... maybe you want to re-sing that one part... if you want to?' Now I'd be like, "F--k you, that was horrible! You're the worst singer ever!"