Watch How You Go

Album: Strangeland (2012)


  • Pianist Tim Rice-Oxley said on Keane's website regarding this sparse track: "This was a bit of a breakthrough song for me, in that it's a break-up song that isn't about anger or even regret, but more about acceptance and trying to handle loss with a bit of grace and understanding. I don't think I've managed to articulate that before. I love the fact that we've kept it very simple and sparse and resisted the urge to 'go to town' with the recording of it."
  • Vocalist Tom Chaplin recalled that the first time he heard this heroic ballad, after Rice-Oxley sent it to him, he interpreted it as a bittersweet friendship song and wondered "if it was about me." "But then, that's a quality that Tim's best songs have," he added. "They feel personal to your situation, but then, when you take them out onto the road you realise that's how everyone feels."


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