Tropical house was created almost by accident by Australian DJ Thomas Jack, who used the name flippantly without intending to spawn a genre. Whilst embracing its tunes, Thomas Jack is wary of being labelled as the originator of something that is not his as it grows in size and transforms from its origins. Yet the music that would now come under the tropical house genre had existed a decade before it was named, with the likes of French DJ Bob Sinclair playing tunes that would now be classed as this early in the millennium.
The genre of tropical house has quickly moved from not existing to being abbreviated, as it is now spoken of as trop-house, both in classic dance music circles and the more mainstream world that it has stepped into. It is currently in an exciting place, acknowledged and accepted by its cool origins and the mainstream public alike, and could go in any direction from here.
In early February 2017, \"It Ain't Me\" was registered on the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) database. Gomez first teased the single with two Instagram stories on 3 February 2017. The first teaser showed a half-profile of the singer with a black \"X\" over her mouth as a 10-second snippet plays with the lyrics, \"I had a dream / we were back to 17 / summer nights and The Libertines / never growing up,\" while the second teaser was a snippet of the song's beat. Gomez later revealed the single's cover art and release date on Instagram on 13 February 2017, and shared three teasers of the song on Snapchat the following day. \"It Ain't Me\" was released for digital download by Interscope, Sony and Ultra Music on 17 February 2017 as the first single from Kygo's upcoming second studio album. Interscope was the primary label since it is Gomez's label. A remix of the song featuring actor Vin Diesel was released on Facebook on 18 February 2017. \"It Ain't Me\" was sent to contemporary hit radio in the US on 28 February 2017. 59ce067264