St. Vincent stayed fairly tight-lipped about her father's imprisonment, only making a few cryptic references in her music. On 2011's "Strange Mercy
," for instance, she sings:Our father in exile
For God only knows how many years
But when you see him, wait
Through double pain
"Daddy's Home" was the first song she wrote for the record and is also its title track. Her father's influence is felt elsewhere on the album as St. Vincent incorporates the sounds of some of the 1970s music he introduced her to as a child. She told Apple Music's Zane Lowe they include "all the Stevie Wonder stuff from basically '71 to '76." She added: "He's got a lot of great periods, but there's a really special Stevie Wonder period in there with Talking Book
, and then all the Steely Dan s--t from the early '70s."