Lambert told MTV News that it was DioGuardi who came up with the word strut to describe Lambert's swagger and after playing Gary Glitter's "Rock And Roll Part 2
," the trio came up with the tune. "So that was kind of the inspiration," he explained. "Kara listened to it and was like, 'I can see you kind of strutting across the stage.' I said, 'It can't be so literal.' It's more about letting it all hang out in the spirit of self-empowerment and feeling sexy and when you're able to do that and you actually let loose, that's when you find your happiness. That's when you find love."