“Arms Around You” was originally a collaboration between Rio Santana and XXXTENTACION that was going to be released as part of Rio’s Potions EP, but as of August 2018, Lil Pump was put onto the song. He shared a snippet of the song on Instagram.
The song is a follow-up to X’s “I don’t even speak spanish lol” and has a similar vibe. It is also X’s first official collaboration with Pump. A verse by Swae Lee was also added.As of October 23, Maluma was added and replaced Rio Santana in the song.