The song was co-written and produced by the Dance-Pop hitmaker Benny Blanco, whose impressive resume includes Katy Perry's "I Kissed a Girl
," Kesha's "TiK ToK
" and Bruno Mars'"Grenade
." Paul told Billboard
magazine that Blanco took him in a unique direction with the two tracks they worked on together for Tomahawk Technique
. "Most of my stuff is in a certain range and I'm very comfortable -- I have a tone that's instantly recognizable to people," he said of his signature style. "But the stuff I'm doing with Benny is different. Everytime someone hears the songs, the first thing they ask me is, 'Who is singing the hook?' and I say, 'It's me.' They say 'Whoa, it sounds different! But it sounds good.'"