"Somebody asked us: 'Do you need this stuff?' and the truth is you don't really need this stuff. But part of showbusiness is to change people's perceptions, to find ways to make the songs touch people more, to disorientate people so they're more open to being touched."
- Adam on the 360 tour
The song 'Scarlet' was inspired by a thought in Bono's mind: "does God need salesmen?". The band was also in a minimalist mood that day.