Hitmakers: Songwriter Andy Burrows reveals the secrets behind Razorlight's America

Ben Homewood

The song first appeared when we were on a long tour of America with Muse, early in 2005. We were in Columbus, Ohio in a Holiday Inn-type place.

Johnny [Borrell, frontman] had been talking about writing the next record [Razorlight] and had said to me to get stuck in musically. I’d never considered myself a songwriter.

We were in the hotel with not much to do, and I came up with this Police rip-off, which didn’t sound anything like the ...

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