Leave Your Sleep is a two-disc album of original music with lyrics adapted from various poems about childhood. The country-born Merchant told The Sunday Times that this ee cummings poem appealed to her sense of "children discovering themselves through nature and solitude."
Dido helped shut down a Neo-Nazi Web site after learning it was using "White Flag" to promote its hateful messages. Owners of the site had misinterpreted the track as racist and thought they represented their white supremacy views.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."