This was the Keane song that convinced 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
.' That 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."