This song was created by American songwriter/producer Rico Love and Australian electronic duo Empire of the Sun, who are noted for their track "We Are The People
." Usher and Love were inspired to collaborate with the Aussie pair after watching them perform at the 2011 Coachella festival. "Empire Of The Sun I thought, 'Man what an incredible sound', there was something just fresh about," he told NME
. "And when we started working on 'Looking for Myself' in fact the week that I wrote and produced the record it was right after we'd come back from Coachella. And having gone to Coachella in California, it really kind of gave us an opportunity to have a restart, because that was certainly a different experience for me."