Shawn Mendes threw new light on this song when he said in his 2020 Netflix documentary Wonder
that his back catalogue of songs are all about Camila Cabello. The pair got to know each other in the summer of 2014, when they were opening acts on Austin Mahone's tour. They first recorded together the following year on the single "I Know What You Did Last Summer
," when Cabello was dating Mahone. That romance didn't end well as shortly after Mahone hooked up with Becky G, he claimed theirs was his first real relationship. On this song, is Mendes letting Cabello know that he would treat her better than Mahone?