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“I started this song on an old Gibson Hummingbird acoustic. That guitar has such a great tone. You play three chords on it, and it immediately sounds like a Led Zeppelin song.
“I was messing around with the guitar part, some lyrics and a programmed drum part. It’s funny how something like an 808 drum machine has been around since I was a teenager, but it’s back in vogue now. When Gregg Wattenberg was producing the song, he decided to modernize it a bit and give it some sound fresh sounds, so we got a good combination of textures to it.
“Lyrically, I was very inspired by walking around New York. There was this tiny little side street down in Chinatown, and I saw a big party going on. I don't know what it was about, but I thought, ‘Wow, I’d really like to be part of that.’ It made me happy just to see the energy coming from everybody. I went to the studio with that thought in my head, and we just kind of created the song from there.”