Live Gig Video: Tom Chaplin duets with JONES on a reworking of ‘Solid Gold’, from his debut solo album ‘The Wave’

By on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 at 4:00 pm

Ex-Keane frontman Tom Chaplin released his solo album, his first without the band with which he found fame, last October. ‘The Wave’, out now on Island Records in the UK and Arts and Crafts in North America, documents Chaplin’s difficult road back from drug addiction. One of the tracks from the LP, ‘Solid Gold’, Chaplin wrote for his long-suffering wife, his steadfast life partner who has stood by him through thick and thin. Sometime after the release of ‘The Wave’, Chaplin decided the song would benefit from being reworked into a duet, and now we have a live performance from the studio of the song with East London soul singer Cherie JONES.

JONES is no stranger to heavy-hitting collaborations, having joined Honne onstage last year at SXSW 2016 for their track ‘No Place Like Home’. In a great sense, this updated version of ‘Solid Gold’ is the perfect melding of the old guard and new guard of English pop, showcasing JONES’ sweet songbird voice that has otherwise been lost behind the crunchy instrumentation that usually accompanies her on her own tracks. Watch it below. Tom Chaplin is on tour in the UK in May. For more of TGTF’s coverage on Chaplin, go here.

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