Kian Egan of Westlife discussed this song, which was written by Scott Cutler and Anne Preven: "This is a song that we all absolutely love. It was one of them songs that kinda came out of nowhere. We went to a studio in LA to meet these two song writers called Scott and Ann who did 'Listen
' for Beyonce and 'Torn
' for Natalie Imbruglia. And they penned us two songs. 'The Difference' just like kind of automatically like jumped at us. When it gets to the second verse and there's a thumbing beat that comes in underneath it, it just lifts you up straight away and it has that real kinda up lifting feel to it. And then by the time it gets to the chorus it's just this big massive song. It almost feels like something you'd hear U2 do in a sense with the drum feel on it. You know, I'm not comparing Westlife to U2 but it certainly has a bit of that kind of feel to it."