Sivan tells Billboard that he and Lauv decided to get together to write some new music and that towards the end of the day, Lauv played him a short chorus on his laptop that he had previously toyed around with. “I just like fully flipped out,” Sivan recalls. “Like outwardly flipped out.” So the pair began writing verses and a pre-chorus, creating what eventually became “I’m So Tired.”
Sivan notes that while he and Lauv originally wrote the track in June of last year, they had been constantly tweaking it since then, including one huge change that involved cutting out a bridge. “It was a tough one to see go for me, personally, I loved the bridge,” says Sivan, explaining that while he really enjoyed that part, it made the song sound too much like a club remix.