The Change is the sixth studio album by Swedish singer-songwriter Marie Fredriksson, released on 10 October 2004 by Capitol Records in conjunction with Fredriksson's own independent record label Mary Jane/Amelia Music. It is her first and only English solo album, and was her first release since being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour in 2002. Following the diagnosis and treatment, Fredriksson and her husband Mikael Bolyos began work on the album as a form of therapy in their home studio in Djursholm, Stockholm, with Bolyos acting as producer.
Musically, the record is inspired and influenced by the roots, rhythm and blues and gospel music the vocalist listened to as a child. Fredriksson also created the album's cover art; she later held several professional art exhibitions for her work. The Change was not promoted by Fredriksson, who withdrew from all forms of public activity for several years after her diagnosis. Despite this, it was her first solo album to be issued globally. Most editions of the record were released with the Copy Control protection system. The album was a commercial success in her home country, debuting at number one and being certified gold for shipments of over 30,000 units. "2:nd Chance", "All About You" and "A Table in the Sun" were released as singles.