“I had the guitar riff, and I recorded a rough demo on GarageBand and brought it to Dave. Lyrically, it’s a story about running away from the blues. I’ve been playing electric guitar since I was 11, and I love the blues. All of my solos are blues based. Even though a lot of my songs get into pop, I wind up going back to the blues. Trying to escape it is like trying to run from the Devil.
“I’ve been listening to a lot of Robert Johnson, so I think he was in my head lyrically when the song was coming together. We recorded the track at Dave’s studio, and then we took it to Blackbird and put the live drums on it. Ann Marie [Calhoun] plays violin. She’s an amazing player. She toured with Steve Vai for a bit. I love what she did for this track.”