“I had gone to the X Games at the Staples Center with my son, my little brother and my wife. We were like, ‘Hey, let’s take the Metro down to the arena and be cool city people and not deal with parking.’ That was all fine and dandy until we left and got on the wrong train.
“Long story short, on a packed train going back to the station in North Hollywood, I kept hearing that voice coming out – ‘Next stop.’ I recorded it with my phone. It was a little noisy, so Stephanie, our assistant, went back one morning and made a better version of the recording. Not to violate anybody’s sample protection, we actually redid it ourselves.
“The whole concept behind the track was to capture that feeling we had, that stressful, lost emotion when you’re going in the wrong direction, and then that wonderful relief you feel when you’re finally on your way home after this long, long journey. You just kind of go, ‘Whoo!’”