LosHendrix told Genius
he birthed the song back in 2018 during a session with another artist. Though another co-writer dug his guitar idea, the artist wasn't interested, so LosHendrix sent it to Nascent, who added drums. He tried the artist again, but she still wasn't feeling it and wanted to move on.
LosHendrix stored the beat on his hard drive for a few months. Several artists were interested and tried writing lyrics for his instrumentation, and it finally found a home when Carter Lang played his track to SZA. She cut a verse, but for the next year and a half he heard nothing until at the beginning of 2020 the producer was told she'd written a hook to it. By the time the pandemic started, SZA had almost completed the track but was struggling with the harmonies, so she sent her demo to Jacob Collier. When the songstress got it back, she was so thrilled she started teasing it on her social media.