In an interview with The Sun, Rob Thomas admitted he took a huge risk turning his back on the pop/rock sound that made matchbox twenty famous. “When you do something that is so far from what you are known for, it could be career suicide,” the singer said. “But then when it goes the opposite way and becomes one of the biggest things that you have ever done it really is a sense of ‘well, fu**, I was right about that one!’ It would have been easier to just go out and do what I’m known for. But unless there is a chance of failure there’s no fun. The only idea I had going into this was that I wanted to make a really diverse record. I didn’t want to make an album where I could say ‘this is harder than Matchbox’ or ‘this is my pop record’. I just wanted to have 12 good songs regardless of genre.”
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