Speaking with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, Kordei explained how her long-standing friendship with Khalid helped the track come together:
[Khalid] is definitely such an amazing soul and I think that that's why this record means so much to me personally. I know that it means a lot to him as well, it's just because we''re genuine friends. Like, this wasn't an A&R, like somebody just putting us in a room together and being like, 'Yo, make something dope.'' It was literally like, I met him way back when he did 'Young, Dumb and Broke
.' He actually invited me and that was the first time we physically met in person, we had been talking for a minute, but he was just such a special person and I think that he's such a necessary artist, but he's an even better person."