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Keane’s Tom Chaplin unveils short film starring Niamh Cusack for ‘Midpoint’

Keane’s Tom Chaplin unveils a short film starring Niamh Cusack for ‘Midpoint’ the title track from his new solo album.

At 43, Tom Chaplin now finds himself at an equilibrium. Or, in fact, a ‘midpoint’. On the title track, Tom’s voice soars, painting a picture of a man who is both bemused and confused with thoughts of his midlife. These feelings are beautifully captured in an evocative film starring Niamh Cusack, and directed by Lucy Bridger.

Tom began writing ‘Midpoint’ and other new songs two years ago when Keane’s 2019 Cause and Effect tour was rudely interrupted by the pandemic. The songs, all founded on reflection and imagination, were recorded in six weeks at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath and Paul Epworth’s The Church in North London.

I was like, wow, these are bare compared to what I’m used to,” Tom admits. “And it did find it frightening because with Keane records there’s so much layering to thicken things up and fill up the spaces. But this is a sparse record.”

Coming as Tom enters mid-life, ‘Midpoint’ is like nothing else. “There’s space for something nuanced that explores a part of life that everyone goes through,” Tom says. “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.”

Tom will play the following UK dates:

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

Midpoint’ will be released on 2nd September via BMG. You can pre-order it and find out more about his upcoming tour which tickets go on sale on 15 July, here!

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