Rodrigo recorded the glossy song for her debut album, Sour
, which she has described in various interviews as a mix of pop, folk, and rock. For "Good 4 U" the singer and Nigro set out to do a 2021 take on an early 2000s pop-punk song.
"I love pop-punk music; I love grunge music; I love country music and folk music, she told NME
. "I think, honestly, you can see little influences of all of those genres in my album. And I didn't want to make an entire record that sounded like 'Drivers License.' There's no fun in that for me - and probably not for listeners, either."