When we interviewed songwriter and producer, Ido Zmishlany
, he recalled co-writing "Start a Fire" with Ryan Star. Zmishlany reminisced about the all-nighter they pulled in order to finish the tune in time for Star's record label meeting the next day. "He left my apartment around 8 a.m. and went straight to the label meeting with an mp3 of this song that we had just done," he said. "Sure enough, the label said, 'Yup. We like it. Go!'"