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Keane Frontman Tom Chaplin Shares New Single Gravitational

Wednesday, 20 July 2022 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Derek Hudson

Tom Chaplin has shared a new song.

Gravitational marks the second single from the Keane frontman's recently announced new album, 'Midpoint', his first release for BMG, due out on September 2. 

Following the record's title track, the catchy, piano-based indie-pop tune was produced by Ethan Johns and finds Chaplin at his most vibrant and upbeat. He said:

"There's an ambiguity to the lyrics. The heavy chemicals now are the love for family. But it's also the desire to unravel. With my addiction and then with certain midlife questions, every time I felt myself getting very far away from home, and my wife, and kids, and music even, there's an energy that pulls me back. I love that."

'Midpoint' started life when Chaplin began writing two years ago, after Keane's 2019 tour plans were disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It was recorded within six weeks at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios in Bath and Paul Epworth's The Church in London.

Commenting on it, Chaplin added: "There's space for something nuanced that explores a part of life that everyone goes through. If I can get some of that across and it can resonate with something people are feeling in their lives-well, I’d be more than happy with that."

He'll be accompanied by his band on a UK tour this autumn. Tickets are on sale now.

Tom Chaplin Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu October 06 2022 - LEICESTER De Montfort Hall
Fri October 07 2022 - SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion
Sat October 08 2022 - CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Mon October 10 2022 - MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Tue October 11 2022 - YORK York Barbican
Thu October 13 2022 - GATESHEAD Sage Gateshead, Sage One
Fri October 14 2022 - GLASGOW Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Sun October 16 2022 - LIVERPOOL Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Mon October 17 2022 - CARDIFF St David's Hall
Tue October 18 2022 - BATH Bath Forum
Thu October 20 2022 - EASTBOURNE Congress Theatre
Fri October 21 2022 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
Sat October 22 2022 - LONDON London Palladium

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