A Moment Changes Everything

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  • This is the first single from British singer-songwriter David Gray's ninth studio album, Foundling. The song features on the record's bonus disc.
  • Gray admitted to Billboard magazine that this isn't his favorite track on the album. "I don't have fond feelings for it," he confessed. "I was contacted about doing some music for a [soccer] tournament a few years ago, and this was my stab on it based on the brief I was given. Unfortunately it got used on the telly and then people heard of it, and when anybody thinks there's any chance of a hit record at radio they just won't let go of the damn thing. So it got let out of the cupboard, and it's ended up on this bonus disc... It's just one of those throwaway moments that other people seize upon. But it doesn't really fit with Foundling, which is very much where my heart lies."
  • Foundling was released just 11 months after Gray's previous album, Draw The Line, and consists of the "quieter moments" laid down by the singer around the same time. "It was recorded during the same session when we weren't tracking as a band," Gray explained to Billboard magazine. "I would do stuff on my own, and it was at times like that when some of these songs came together, so [Foundling] is almost like the solo record I made in-between making the band record."
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