"We had four tapes in the car for what turned out to be a six-week trip — bad idea — including The Eagles' Hotel California and the Muppet Moviesoundtrack, and John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Double Fantasy," she says.
Known for his evocative lyrics, Colin says the dark wordplay of "Hotel California" still stands out to him.
"I think anybody of my age — you know, in their 30s, who grew up in the '70s, and who had parents who liked The Eagles — has a kind of relationship with that song," he says. "It's this weird, kind of long, mysterious, minor-key odyssey about Don Henley driving through the desert, discovering this mysterious hotel, staying there and getting, I assume, stuck there forever."
"I feel like 'Just Like Starting Over' is a perfect song for that trip," she says. "It has that 'Let's take a chance and fly away' [feeling]. You get the sense that the trip in the song isn't going to happen or it isn't going to work out the way he wants it to."