Amos took some '80s inspiration from Midge Ure and his new wave band Ultravox, particularly the 1980 hit "Vienna
." She recalled in a 2017 Reddit AMA: "I had been listening to Midge Ure because he was on TV at the gym, and I was trying to make it look like I was really working out, but all I was doing was listening to the song, listening to the structure. But what I was doing was crawling inside the structure of 'Vienna,' which put me in an '80s frame of mind. And I thought about being a safe place for the men in my life, letting them cry if they need to cry. A writer I know said to me, that she was sad to say she wasn't always a safe place when men she looked up to would cry because she was taught it was a sign of weakness. Especially today, we certainly need to think of a safe place for men to be able to cry when they need to cry."