John Gourley cobbled together the song in just 45 minutes, He recalled to Time
"'Feel It Still' was not even a song we were working on that day. We were working on mixing 'Live In The Moment
' in one room at the studio, and I needed to take a break and give my ears a rest. So I stepped into this side room, and I just started playing that bass line. And luckily Asa [Taccone] from Electric Guest was in that room working on something else. It's a weird thing for other artists to be in the studio with you. But I'm so happy he was there. He heard that bass line, and he just took his headphones off and said to me, 'Yo J, can I record that real quick?' I was caught off guard, so I said 'Yeah, sure, let's see what you got.' And he handed me a microphone and said 'Hey man, do you have any lyrics?' I had this 'rebel just for kicks' line in my head for a while.
I was trying to think of a bridge and [Taccone] picked up the mic and was in my face and started saying, 'Is it coming... is it coming...' and that's where it came from: it was just Asa in my face trying to get me to write a bridge. The whole thing was just 45 minutes at the end of the day."