In a new interview with MTV News, Puth revealed that the song was written in Japan, and inspired by a conversation with a friend.
“I was in my hotel room, at the Mandarin Hotel, looking out at this wonderful city from the top floor, and I called my guitarist who was in the next room and I said, ‘Dude, can you come to my room really quickly and play this guitar line?’” said Puth. “I didn’t have a microphone, so I recorded his guitar with my iPhone, and I put t in the mix. Then, we went to the Philippines the next day and I put the kick drum in.”
And if you’re wondering about the lyrics, the “Marvin Gaye” singer said they were inspired by a phone call he had with a friend who had just gotten out of a relationship.
“I remember a conversation I had with my friend. He had just broken up with this girl, and I was like, ‘So, are you going to talk to her anymore?’ And he was like, ‘Nah, we don’t talk anymore.’”