The Weeknd wrote the song with Doc McKinney and Illangelo. The two producers also performed all the instrumentation.
Raised in Minneapolis, Doc McKinney grew up in the heart of the Twin Cities indie scene playing in various punk rock and hip hop based groups there before settling in Toronto, Canada, in 1994 as an aspiring Producer. Before linking up with The Weeknd, McKinney has worked with a variety of artists ranging from Sting and Maroon 5 to Kelis and Santigold. In 2011 he linked up with Weeknd's Toronto associate Drake to co-write two Take Care
tracks, "Crew Love
"and "The Ride
Toronto native Carlo "Illangelo" Montagnese is a long-time collaborator of The Weeknd, having collaborated with him on all three of the mixtapes that Trilogy
is compiled from. Other credits include Wiz Khalifa's second O.N.I.F.C.
single, "Remember You