In this vibrant hip-hop love song Post Malone and Doja Cat outline their attraction for one another. They enjoy each other’s company and both share the same taste for the finer things. Post sees Doja as somebody who can keep him away from the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle. Though Doja already has a man in her life, she encourages him to steal her away from her boyfriend.
Post Malone and Doja Cat wrote “I Like You (A Happier Song)” with Posty’s regular songwriting collaborator Billy Walsh and his go-to production partner Louis Bell. Californian producer Jasper Harris also contributed to the production. Harris contributed to five tracks on Jack Harlow’s Come Home the Kids Miss You album, including his “First Class” hit single.
While “I Like You” celebrates a couple’s mutual attraction, a darker track with a similar production follows it on Twelve Carat Toothache. “I Cannot Be (A Sadder Song)” finds Malone and guest rapper Gunna lamenting a cramping relationship.
In the child-directed video, Post Malone plays a painter who works out of a studio wallpapered with Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms. Doja Cat portrays Posty’s muse in an endless flower-filled field. At the end of the whimsical clip, a woman declares in French, “Let’s move forward with passion, with desire, and love.”