“More Than This,” the opening song, was initially poppier, according to Manzanera. “Halfway through, Bryan rebelled, and it was all scrapped and simplified incredibly,” he says. “I must say, I was concerned that we weren’t going to have a hit single from that album. And obviously, wanting to make it in America, we needed to have a single to break us. But in the context of the whole album, Bryan obviously had a broader view in the back of his mind. By the time it was done, it fit in much better with everything.”
via Rolling Stone.