While in Brooklyn in New York, a fire truck with sirens blaring drove past. On one side of the road, girls were waving and cheering at the firemen.
On another side, staring at this whole scenario, a young woman's mind was thinking: "Let's write a cheeky song, but one that celebrates what firemen do."
That young lady happened to be our very own Fiji-born Aussie songstress Paulini Curuenavuli.
And so was conceived the idea of her new latest single Fireman, released in February of this year.
The music video on the other hand has been described by some media as very "Rihanna-esque"
Paulini told The Daily Telegraph, "firemen are overlooked. I don't think they get a lot of praise for what they do and these guys put their lives on the line every day, so I just thought, 'Why not create a song which celebrates the amazing work that these guys do for the community?"
For someone whose battled challenging life issues like domestic violence, criticism of her weight and fighting for her place in a competitive industry, Paulini is all grown up now.
Early this year, Wikipedia introduced the 29-year-old diva's latest release as" "welcomed the new year with a scorching fresh look and hot new single: Fireman."
One look at the video is enough to convince fans that this is a new and sexy Paulini, a far cry from the young woman we came to know as a contestant on Australian Idol in 2003.
"I've grown up ... I have experienced a lot," Paulini tells The Sunday Telegraph after shooting the video clip surrounded by half-dressed firemen.
Real-life firefighters Brad Martin, Ben Ziekenheiner and Eamonn Crean can be seen starring alongside Paulini in her music video.
The trio have previously starred in the annual New South Wales Firefighters' Calendar, which raises money for Westmead children's hospital.
Paulini was reported as saying she realised that she wanted to pay tribute to firefighters and also have some "cheeky" fun with their pin-up status in the video for 'Fireman'.
"I'm a strong woman and I know who I am as a person and as an artist. This track is sexy, it's fun and I love it."
Paulini was signed to Sony Music and released two solo albums, as well as selling several times platinum as one-fifth of girl group the Young Divas (which ended in 2008), alongside Ricki-Lee Coulter, Jessica Mauboy, Kate DeAraugo and Emily Williams.
"Everything that has happened up until now has made me the person I am," she said. "I have no regrets."