Keane frontman Tom Chaplin posts new track to celebrate gay marriage rights in the US – listen

Singer also says 'Love Wins' was inspired by a fan

Keane frontman Tom Chaplin has posted a new solo track online.

The song – ‘Love Wins’ – was penned to celebrate America’s recent landmark ruling on gay marriage which legalised same-sex unions in all 50 states. You can listen to the track below.

The singer added: “A little demo based on a song title submitted by a fan and inspired by the good news of things changing in America.”


Keane confirmed they were “taking a break” after they released their ‘Best Of’ album in 2013.

They last released the single ‘Won’t Be Broken’ in January 2014 from the LP. The band have released nothing since.

At the time reports claimed the band would split so singer Chaplin could make a solo album and main songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley could focus on penning hits for other artists.

Keane formed in 1997 and have seen each of their four studio albums – 2004’s ‘Hopes And Fears’, 2006’s ‘Under The Iron Sea’, 2008’s ‘Perfect Symmetry’ and 2012’s ‘Strangeland’ – make Number One on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. The band have won an Ivor Novello and two Brit Awards and Rice-Oxley has co-written songs with Gwen Stefani and Kylie Minogue.

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Lily Allen, also soundtracked a John Lewis Christmas TV advert in 2013 with a cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.


Allen meanwhile recently revealed that she burned an anti-Kanye West flag at Glastonbury Festival.

The singer, who was in attendance at Worthy Farm but didn’t perform, uploaded a series of videos to Instagram showing her stealing and burning a fellow festival-goer’s flag that read “Fuck off Kanye” until it read simply “Kanye”.