The collection of songs that became V was never intended to be released as an album. Guitarist Chad Taylor said, "The goal was to prepare songs for the next studio session. MCA got a hold of the material and pushed us to call it an album." The songs were originally going to be released free to fans as a collection called Ecstatic Fanatic.V only reached number 22 on the album chart in the US and failed to attain gold status, despite reasonably positive reviews. The bonus track, a remix of "Deep Enough", was featured in the movie The Fast and the Furious.