Cris Cohen: I wanted to start off with the newest single, “Sweet Spot.” When you put that together, was it always your intention to have everyone take a turn at the lead vocals with that? Because that's kind of unusual.
Graham Sharp of Steep Canyon Rangers: No, it wasn’t the idea at first. But it was about as simple and as quick of a song that I’ve ever come up with. The song doesn't really change the whole way through. It just kind of stays right about here.
A few things were coming together. I had just sketched out the idea for it, and when Woody was leaving, we wanted to do one send-off song together. It seemed like, thematically, “Sweet Spot” was a good one for that. It just happened to be a confluence of a few different factors: The song was ready, Woody was leaving, and we wanted a way to maybe make a sort of auditory bridge. So, Woody sings some, Barrett sings some, I sing some, Mike sings some. It’s not quite a passing of the torch, but just a way to add some continuity into the whole idea.
So, it seemed to work on a lot of levels. And just as a song, I think when you have a song that stays pretty much the same all the way through, it adds some interest if you layer in some different voices as it goes along.