This is the first single from Canadian Christian rockers Thousand Foot Krutch's sixth studio album, The End Is Where We Begin. The song was made available to download on December 1, 2011.
TFK frontman/songwriter Trevor McNevan explained to New Release Tuesday that the songs he wrote for The End Is are more aggressive in nature and this track sums up the album's heart. "This song embodies the heart and soul of this record both physically and spiritually," he said. "I think it captures that urgency - that there are wars going on all around us and inside us. There's something beautiful about 'the sound of change,' and I think this song covers those ideals and the essence of battle. Change can be beautiful and painstaking, but rarely is it comfortable."
Two tears roll down Sinead O'Connor's face. toward the end of the video for "Nothing Compares 2 U." They were shed because she associated the song's lyrics of love and loss with her mother, who was killed in a car accident in 1985.
"Cruise" climbed from 6-5 on the Hot 100 in its 34th week. In doing so it set a record for the slowest ascent to the Top 5 in the chart's history, which was beaten by Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" 42-week clamber to #4 three weeks later.