Watch Keane singer Tom Chaplin’s heartfelt video for solo single ‘Quicksand’

Debut solo LP 'The Wave' is out on October 14

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has shared the lead single from his debut solo album.

Chaplin, who scored five Number One albums with Keane, is set to release solo LP ‘The Wave’ on October 14.

Ahead of the album’s release, Chaplin has unveiled a video for single ‘Quicksand’. Scroll below to watch.


Chaplin says of the track: “[It’s] is a letter to my daughter. I wanted to share my experience that life will be full of highs and lows and that I will always be there for her when she needs me”.

Director Michael Baldwin explains the clip: “The video is a visual metaphor for the song. The circle represents inner struggles we all have to deal with certain situations and realising there is always reassurance and help from someone close to you if you look for it. It’s a simple but relatable issue for everyone and Tom was keen to have the story based around a child, which I think perfectly captures the essence of the song.”

“I wanted it to be intimate yet have a cinematic scale and a big heart. Hopefully everyone can relate to it in their own way as we all have different fears and anxieties we wish to overcome. I love the classic movies from the 80s that have kids as the main protagonist (ET, Stand By Me, Goonies etc) and they were the main influences and references for this film.”