Singer songwriter Tom Chaplin is set to release his debut solo album on October 14. The 37 year old most well known for being lead vocalist of the indie rock band Keane, has just dropped an emotional new single entitled ‘Quicksand’.
Chaplin rose to prominence when Keane released their debut album ‘Hopes and Fears’ in 2004. The album was a UK number 1 and spawned the hit singles ‘Everybody’s Changing’, ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Bedshaped’. It has since been certified as a 9X Platinum album. Keane went on to release another three albums between 2006 and 2012, establishing themselves as one of the UK’s most successful bands in recent years.
Keane were viewed by many music critics as a fairly middle of the road rock band, and became known mostly for their melodic soft ballads, rather than the energetic riff based indie rock of many of their contemporaries. One thing that did set the band apart however, was Chaplin’s emotive singing style and excellent vocal range.
In fact, Chaplin gave such a fantastic performance when featuring in a special live show with rock legends Queen, that many Queen fans declared that he should become the bands full time lead vocalist.
Recently the singer has been working on his first solo album entitled ‘The Wave’. Its lead single ‘Quicksand’ premiered yesterday on BBC Radio 2.
Here’s what Chaplin had to say about the new single: “It is a letter to my daughter. I wanted to share my experience that life will be full of highs and lows and that I will always be there for her when she needs me”.
See the new video for ‘Quicksand’ HERE.
The video was directed by Michael Baldwin. Baldwin said of the clip: “The video is a visual metaphor for the song. The circle represents inner struggles we all have to deal with certain situations and realising there is always reassurance and help from someone close to you if you look for it. It’s a simple but relatable issue for everyone and Tom was keen to have the story based around a child, which I think perfectly captures the essence of the song.”