Live Gig Video: Tom Chaplin and band play single ‘Quicksand’ ahead of debut album release

By on Tuesday, 20th September 2016 at 4:00 pm

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin will be stepping out on his very own next month with a full album of songs he’s written himself. ‘The Wave’ will be released on the 14th of October on Island Records. The first single from the album was ‘Quicksand’, and I wasn’t entirely sold on the song, cringing at some of the word choices. I think the mental block I had was mostly because I still see Tom as the lead singer of Keane, animated as all heck on stage, with the most expressive face to join his expressive voice.

Throw all of this out the window when you watch this studio version of ‘Quicksand’, which is nothing but spine-tingling. In it, Chaplin is accompanied by the talented group of musicians who will be joining him on his intimate UK tour in October. All multi-instrumentalists, they’ll be able to switch in live perfor what they play as Tom’s richly layered songs demand. His band features musical director, drummer and programmer Sebastian Sternberg; Rosie Langley on violin, synths and guitar; classically trained pianist and violinist Tobie Tripp; and Beau Holland on guitar, synths and piano. Watch the spellbinding performance below. For our past coverage of Tom Chaplin’s solo career on TGTF, go here.

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