In an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, the Canadian pop star talked about loving the Colombian artist's original song and DMing him about hopping on the remix. Mendes mused about how he understood the sentiments behind the song despite the language barrier, saying, "It reminded me so much of why I fell in love with music in the first place, writing music in the first place. And in a completely different language, I was getting the feeling from him so deeply."
When Mendes wanted to contribute a verse, Camilo felt honored that he wanted to contribute not just to the song but also to the culture. "Just the idea of Shawn singing in Spanish is something that brings me so much joy and excitement," he said, adding, "Shawn singing in Spanish sounds real."