A couple of years ago, Auerbach went to see Prine – most famous for trippy folk songs like "Angel From Montgomery" and "Hello in There" – at Nashville's Station Inn. "It was like I was hearing him for the first time," Auerbach says. They booked a session. Prine doesn't write much anymore, so they decided to sing about writer's block. Auerbach calls the song they recorded together, which became the title track to the LP, an "instant singalong." "It was just great to be around supreme creativity," he says. Auerbach learned to work fast: "We'd only go about an hour and a half before we'd have to go eat, then you try to close the deal when you get back from lunch. John knows where meatloaf is every day of the week."