To the good old times.
“Somewhere Only We Know” is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band – Keane, officially released as their third commercial single, and appearing as the opening track of their debut studio album, Hopes and Fears. The song was released on 16th February 2004. The album went on to become the second best selling album of the year in the UK, and in the US, Keane was nominated for a Best New Artist Grammy award.
This song was written by Keane piano player Tim Rice-Oxley who was inspired by David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’. This convinced lead singer Tom Chaplin that he should leave the songwriting duties to Tim Rice-Oxley. He told Spinner UK: “I’ve always had faith in Tim’s songs, and what we do as a band, but you always get that extra special feeling when you know something is really good. I think ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ was more of a track than ‘Everybody’s Changing’ and ‘Bedshaped‘. ‘Cos I was still trying to write songs for the band at that point, and I just thought, ‘There’s no way I’m in this league. I should just put my pen and pad down.’ Especially ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ particularly, because you think the chorus is done, and it’s a false chorus.”
When asked about the song, Tim Rice-Oxley told the UK paper The Mirror: “It’s about being able to draw strength from a place or experience you’ve shared with someone. I think it’s an idea a lot of people can relate to.”
Check out the song below! Tom’s perfect voice is going to be on your mind the whole day.