Why did “Paper Thin” not make the album?

It’s a question we get a lot. Apparantly the B-side of our new single is just as popular as the A-side. So why did we leave it off the album? 

We had written all the songs for “Looking Skyward” and had decided on the single “Kill Your Darlings” when the B-side question came up. 

It’s always a dilemma as it means taking something off the album and that is not easy to decide on. So we decided to write something specifically for the job. Mark found a piece of music that I wrote last year and started writing lyrics to it whilst we were in the studio mixing other songs. That evening he laid down all the vocals tracks and the song with the working title “What’s Happening To Us” was born.

The following morning we presented the new song to our record company and a few others that were there. Everyone said “No way is this a B-Side. It’s far too good” Ahh great…back to square one. So together with Jan Winterfeld (our tour manager) and Stefan Herwig (record company), we decided that “Paper Thin” should be replaced on the album with the new track and “Paper Thin” become the B-Side.  “What’s Happening To Us” later became “Circles” and only appears on the Deluxe version of the album on the second disc.

Hope that clears that up.

Richard

To listen to the EP including “Paper Thin” check Spotify:

 

Order links:

Kill Your Darlings EP

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Amazon UK

Amazon US (only digital)

Amazon Germany

Poponaut

Looking Skyward Deluxe version (pre-order)

Dependent

Amazon UK

Amazon Germany

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