While working on the song, Clark got excited when she came up with a tune so catchy she couldn't get it out of her head. "For about 12 hours I thought, 'I've just written the best melody there ever was,'" the New York-based singer told the BBC. "I kept singing it and I was like, 'It's as if this song already existed, and it came to me like manna from heaven.'"
Then Clark realized the tune in her head was Sheena Easton's 1980 hit single "Morning Train (Nine To Five)
." Instead of ditching the song idea, Clark realized her lyrics about her failings as a domestic goddess were an ironic counterpoint to the melody of Easton's fantasy of suburban happiness. "So actually, it really worked for the song," she said. "I feel like it was kismet."