“I wrote it with CJ and my son Trev – that’s Trev playing that over-the-bar muted guitar part. He wrote the melodies and lyrics with us. Talk about talented – he just signed a major management deal with the people who work with Mumford & Sons. 2013 is going to be his year. He’s my best pal.
“Chad Smith is on drums. How cool is that? I ran into him, told him I was doing a record, and he was like, ‘Yeah, and… ?’ He was waiting for me to ask him to play on it, and of course, I said, ‘Dude, c’mon. Come play on it.’ He came by the next day! [Laughs]
“Chad is unbelievable, as we all know. The stuff was recorded already, so he was able to play to the track. He’s such a great feel player, but he’s got a looseness that’s all his. He finds the space and lets the song breathe. I didn’t want the Steely Dan perfection-grid thing – I wanted Chad to float over it. And let me tell you, he floats, man.”