That was the spirit of the music in its pure form, though [it is ironic] that the more people who are playing, the more simple it is." On September 2, 2003, Sanz released his sixth studio album, No Es lo Mismo.
On this record, Sanz took a more political approach than he had on previous releases.
In 2002, he became the first Spanish artist to record an MTV Unplugged album.
If you lose the rhythm, they toss you out with, 'You're no good, boy! But it's also a marvelous education, because you either learn to play or else." As a teenager, Sanz performed in various venues in his hometown.
He became acquainted with Miguel Ángel Arenas, a music industry executive who had signed several popular Spanish groups such as Mecano.
Originally, Sanz intended to become a flamenco performer, but he found the music teachers to be overly strict.
Commenting on his early experiences, Sanz explained, "Flamenco can be very hard on beginners.
He also took a job at a recording studio in which he wrote material for other artists.