Grande confirmed the song on The Tonight Show Staring Jimmy Fallon on May 1, 2018, saying that it's one of the last tracks she recorded for Sweetener. Grande revealed that the song samples Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons's "An Angel Cried". Savan Kotecha tweeted: "The 'raindrops' story is unreal. I'll never forget that afternoon. Goosebumps".