The album reached number 5 in the UK Top 40 Album charts. It has been classified double platinum in the UK, and gold in six other countries including Italy, Greece, Germany and Australia.
Introduction includes rock influences on "Dirty Pretty Words" and "Wandering Soul", as well as a folk pop acoustic track, "Not Your Average Kind of Girl".
The lead single "Maybe That's What It Takes" was released on 17 November 2003 and peaked at number 3 in the UK Top 40 the following week. The second single "Cry" was released on 16 February 2004, and charted at number 13.
The song "Stones & Feathers" was adapted in French under the title "De l'Eau" (Some Water) and used as the debut single of Elodie Frégé, winner of the third season of "Star Academy".