Pop duo Loote was formed by the production/writing team consisting of Jackson Foote and Emma Lov. The New York-based pair were performers in their own right before meeting at SUNY Purchase College. In 2014, Lov was connected with Foote for a class songwriting project. Under the guidance of their professor, they signed to Universal Publishing. Together, they co-wrote/co-produced "No Promises" for Cheat Codes ft. Demi Lovato. While writing/producing for others + doing remixes for artists such as Shawn Mendes, Loote caught the attention of Island Records and signed with the label shortly after.