Tom Chaplin Releases New Single ‘Gravitational’ Out Now

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Sunday, July 24, 2022

Following the announcement of his forthcoming new album, Midpoint, Tom Chaplin has released the second song from the record ‘Gravitational’. Midpoint comes out on September 2nd on BMG.

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.” Listen to ‘Gravitational’ HERE.

‘Gravitational’ follows the album’s title track, a song which sees Tom’s voice soar, 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. Watch the video HERE.

Tom began writing the songs for Midpoint two years ago when Keane’s 2019 Cause and Effect tour was rudely interrupted by the pandemic. The songs, all founded on reflection and imagination, were recorded in six weeks at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in Bath and Paul Epworth’s The Church in North London.

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 their lives-well, I’d be more than happy with that.”

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 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