Back in 2017, Sigrid had a songwriting session booked in Stockholm with Patrik Berger (Robyn, Icona Pop), Noonie Bao (Charli XCX, Camila Cabello) and producer Martin Stilling. She told them she wanted to write an ode to the Studio Ghibli, the Japanese film company that did Spirited Away
. Sigrid explained to Billboard
: "They have a lot of weird soundtracks that are amazing. I've always been inspired by that."
Sigrid asked Berger how they could do it, and they came up with this glitchy, bouncy number. "I don't even know how he made that one squiggly synth sound," she said.
Sigrid added that the song is virtually the original demo production and vocals. "It's been polished and mixed, but I didn't re-record anything, it was all very on the spot."