After Amos' first major-label release, Y Kant Tori Read sunk without a trace, she had to dig deep inside herself, in her search for her true identity. She told Rolling Stone this meant killing her old self: "To talk about death was really important on Little Earthquakes because there was a part of me had to die. The image that I had created for whatever reason, had to die."
Amos recalled to Rolling Stone in 2009: "I worked with John Philip Shenale on this, who did all the string arrangements for Midwinter Graces, so this is one of those collaborations that has stood the test of time and I met him on this record."
Boston leader Tom Scholz went back to his job at Polaroid after releasing the group's debut album. When his co-workers kept coming by to tell him "More Than A Feeling" was playing on the radio, he knew it was time to quit his day job.