Following the announcement of his forthcoming new album ‘Midpoint’, due 2nd September via BMG. Tom Chaplin has released the second song from the record ‘Gravitational’. An infectious indie-pop banger produced by Ethan Johns, ‘Gravitational’ sees Tom at his most upbeat.
“There’s an ambiguity to the lyrics,” Tom admits.
“The heavy chemicals now are the love for family. But it’s also the desire to unravel. With my addiction and then with certain midlife questions, every time I felt myself getting very far away from home, and my wife, and kids, and music even, there’s an energy that pulls me back. I love that.”
An upbeat melody with a hint of sadness is struck out of a piano as Chaplin uses his soaring falsetto to lay down a gorgeous vocal line that floats over the jaunty mix of drums, piano and guitar that join in. The drums in particular add a chaotic vibe sounding alive and vibrant lifting the track into something spectacular.
Check it out, here
Pre order the album 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 on October 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.
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