“Reason” is a song by German girl band No Angels. It was written by Thorsten Brötzmann and Alexander Geringas and produced by the former for their debut studio album Elle’ments (2001). “Reason” is a piano-led pop ballad with soft string arrangements and lyrics that talk about reminiscing past memories with a loved one. One of the slower songs on the album, its original version, entitled “That’s the Reason”, served as the closing track on both the original version of Elle’ments as well as its Special Winter deluxe edition.
An updated version of the song, featuring new vocals, new instrumentation and slightly different lyrics was recorded following the band’s announcement of their temporary disbandment in September 2003. Throughout the process, the remaining band members were rejoined by Jessica Wahls who had left the band the year before. “Reason” served as the band’s farewell single and lead single from their compilation album The Best of No Angels (2003) and was released on 24 November 2003 in German-speaking Europe. Another top ten success, the song peaked at number nine on the German Singles Chart and reached number 12 in Austria and number 28 in Switzerland. No Angels promoted the song at several television events.
The original version of the song, entitled “That’s the Reason”, was originally written by German musicians Thorsten Brötzmann and Alexander Geringas, and produced by the former for No Angels’ debut studio album Elle’ments (2001), on which the piano-laid pop ballad served as its closing track. Two years after its release, on 7 September 2003, the band announced that they would not come together for a new No Angels project in 2004 due to lasting exhaustion. In addition, No Angels announced the release of a best of album, The Best of No Angels, for December 2003, involving original band member Jessica Wahls, who had left the group after her pregnancy in 2002.
Apart from a collection of all singles, the group had released between the years of 2001 and 2003, the compilation album also contained a reworked version of “That’s the Reason”, re-titled “Reason”, which served as the band’s final single before their hiatus. Again produced by Brötzmann and recorded by Trevor Hurst at FM-Studio in Frankfurt, the updated version contains new lyrics and a slightly alternated instrumentation. Vocal arrangement was overseen by Christoph Leis-Bendorff, while vocal production was helmed by Nik Hafemann.Mixing of “Reason” was handled by Jeo, who also played keyboards along with Brötzmann, Werner Becker, and Stefan Hansen.