Keane's Tom Chaplin unveils short film w/Niamh Cusack for 'Midpoint' the title-track from solo album

Tom Chaplin Arrives at Midpoint New Album Released September 2nd Title Track Out Now with Film Starring Niamh Cusack Watch HERE 13 Date UK Tour This October

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Tom Chaplin releases a stunning new album, Midpoint, September 2nd his first on BMG. Produced by Ethan Johns, this emotionally charged collection features thirteen brand new songs sung with beauty and grace. 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, directed by Lucy Bridger. Watch HERE. Tom and his band will tour the UK this autumn starting October 6th at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall and finishing up at the London Palladium October 22nd. Tickets go on sale July 15th. Tom began writing these 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. While the songs share an emotional warmth first exhibited on Tom’s debut 2016 solo album The Wave, sonically this new music is a revelation. “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.” And all the better for it, letting the language and vocals reach gorgeous new heights. It’s wistful and reflective and totally engaging. 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 in their lives-well, I’d be more than happy with that.” Tom will play the following UK dates: October 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 Track Listing for Midpoint: All Fall Down Rise and Fall Black Hole Stars Align Colourful Light Gonna Run It’s Over Midpoint Panoramic Eyes Gravitational New Flowers Cameo Overshoot