Laura Marling took a sabbatical from music, during which she spent time exploring psychedelic culture in California's Joshua Tree National Park. The English songstress details her mystical experiences where she "spent a month thinking I was a high desert tree" on this finger-picked trip. "It's like you're on another planet," she said to Billboard magazine. "That place is full of vibe. Something seriously funky is going on there."
Bruce Springsteen wrote "Blinded By The Light," which was a #1 hit for Manfred Mann's Earth Band. The "Madman Drummers" line is a reference to Springsteen's first E-Street drummer, Vinnie "Mad dog" Lopez.