Mike: There was a point last year when I was making stuff, and I listened to it one day and I just realized that it was wrong. I was estimating something that I liked listening to, not something that I wanted to be making.
Joe: At first, it was as simple as "Let’s just write some heavy stuff."
Phoenix: We had an idea of what we wanted to do. We were just trying to make music that we weren’t hearing.
Chester: When I heard the opening riffs of Guilty All The Same, I hadn’t really felt that kind of excitement for a long time.
Rob: That idea and the preparation that went into this song really set the tone for the rest of the record.
Chester: At that point it was like, "Okay, this is where we’re going."
Chester + ALS bucket challenge.