Dickerson told Billboard
that his wife is honest with him about his material and when he first played her this song she told him, "Oh, I don't think you nailed it on this one."
So, six months later, Dickerson got together with Brown and Welling and completely rewrote the song. They kept the chorus but restructured it, adding the attention-grabbing twist. After they'd finished, they played the track to Kailey and some people from his team, and they all loved it. He recalled:
"When we came back with the song sounding like a breakup song in the first verse and then it hit that twist in the first chorus, it was like boom!"