Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves, ‘Stupid Things’ features a masterclass in singing from Tom Chaplin on this emotionally charged tune. “Stupid Things is quite unusual for Keane,” explains songwriter and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley. “Partly, it relates to my own experiences. I’d just gone off the rails. We dig these holes for ourselves, from which it can be hard to recover. The chorus is like a litany of mistakes, but the verse is trying to express how easy it is to do that.”
Next month Keane tour Latin America, before heading to North America and Europe in the new year.