“Sovereign Light Cafe” was the first song that Tim wrote for the album – the idea came to him in a taxi in Sao Paulo. The title name checks the seafront cafÃ© in Bexhill where, as teenagers cycling from nearby Battle, he and Keane drummer Richard Hughes would “spend hours sunbathing underneath cloudy skies.” Once a “Springsteeny-sounding” demo was laid down on the tour bus, the group listened back to what they had. The song’s sentiments – perhaps something to do with trying to make sense of the present by taking a look at your past -seemed to shine a light on what would follow. “It felt very emotional,” recalls Tim. “From the heart.” Watch the video below:
Keane are now set to continue their world tour with a string of sell out UK dates in May and June, before heading to North America and Europe.