''I was on a plane when I wrote the lyrics. I was flying to LA to work with William Orbit on the song. So I wrote it on the plane and when we landed and I got to the hotel I couldn’t find the lyrics. I’d lost them. So I then had to write it again from scratch. I came up with the title after writing the song. I’ve never even thought that it isn’t mentioned once in the actual song. I think such a left-field track like ''Pure Shores'' blended well with my style of writing. It just brought out what I do in a different kind of way and it also opened up my ears and allowed me to love contrast. I like the idea of two people coming from opposite ends of the scale.'' - Shaznay Lewis
''I’ve only seen The Beach once. If I saw it now I’d probably think something different, but I remember at the time there was some of it that I didn’t understand. People have told me where they’ve done trips to Thailand and they take a boat to where they shot the film and they play Pure Shores.'' - Shaznay Lewis
''William Orbit was introduced to us by Pete Tong who was our A&R at the time. I am so glad that William came into my life. Working with him taught me a lot. It opened my eyes to working with people who might not necessarily be on the same page as me and how much I could learn from a different perspective as a writer.'' - Shaznay Lewis
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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