Track: Tom Chaplin – Midpoint

Derek Hudson

Keane’s Tom Chaplin is getting set to release his new album ‘Midpoint’, due the 2nd of September via BMG and produced by Ethan Johns.

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.”

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.

A beautiful track to stop time and to just sit and listen. A track that will resonate with everyone no matter their age. It’s proof that music still holds a kind of magic that not a lot of over media can match. There’s just something about Chaplin’s voice and a simple acoustic backing. Backing that builds halfway through the track when drums are added and the track morphs into a folk rock ballad.

Check it out, here

Find out more via Chaplin’s Website or Facebook

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 go on sale July 15th.


  • 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
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