The Sleigh Bells duo were listening to a lot of '80s R&B whilst recording Bitter Rivals
, which fed through into this song. Krauss admitted to Stereogum
: "It's definitely an R&B song. We were really thrilled with the results but we were also at one point like, 'Can we do this? Should this be a song we write for another artist? Is this really a Sleigh Bells song?' But when we recorded 'Kids' for Treats
we had the same reaction. We thought we would save it and it could be someone else's song because we didn't think we could pull it off. I think that we do our best work when we feel kind of vulnerable and are unsure how people will receive it."