In the relaxed conversation, DeLeo opened up on about his time in San Diego, producing the new record and how life has changed since becoming a parent.
The podcast of the interview -- available below -- includes the following excerpts:
DeLeo reflecting on his time in San Diego:
"I really dug being outdoors ... amazing hikes around Torrey Pines and the cliffs."
DeLeo discussing the new STP record and his first time in the producer's chair:
"You step into a situation like that, it's very intimate, man."
"You want to be the best that you can be.... It really creates a mirror on all sides, to be on your toes.