This was produced by Oren Yoel, who first worked with Cyrus on the Bangerz track "Adore You." It was one of four songs that Yoel collaborated with the singer on Dead Petz.
Oren recalled his work on this song to Fader: "When we started putting stuff together, she played it for me with just the first verse and the chorus and I was like, 'this is sick!' and then we did the rest at her engineer's spot."
Oren went home and messed with the production. "It was very simple and then I just kind of like put these touches on it and made it bang," he said. "And then I mixed it basically myself, my engineer helped as well but that's the process. I sent her the track, didn't hear anything for six to seven months and then she wrote something on top and molded it from there."
Lily Allen wrote "Something's Not Right" for the soundtrack of the Peter Pan prequel, Pan. The song was inspired by the heartache that Allen experienced after suffering a miscarriage when she was six months pregnant with her first child by husband Sam Cooper in 2010.