Shaggy previously worked with Costi when he was a featured artist on The Romanian producer's 2010 single with Bob Sinclair "I Wanna." He told AntiMusic
the story of the song: "Costi came to me with as skeleton idea on a new song called 'I Need Your Love' that would feature Mohombi and Faydee ... The minute I heard the idea I immediately was drawn to its feel good vibe of the track."
"I took my phone out and started to lay some melodies while I was on the road, by the time I got to the studio to cut the vocals I was very excited with the song and the vibe I had come up with."