Bend and Break
|"Bend and Break"|
|Single by Keane|
|from the album Hopes and Fears|
|Released||25 July 2005|
|Recorded||2003 Heliocentric Studios, Rye, East Sussex|
|Genre||Piano rock, Pop rock|
|Keane singles chronology|
"Bend and Break" is a song performed and composed by English rock band Keane, released as the sixth and last single from their debut album Hopes and Fears. This single was released only in some European countries (not in the United Kingdom) such as Germany and Austria, similarly to their 2007 single "Try Again". However "Bend and Break" was still heard on some American radio stations. The single features "Bend and Break", "On a Day Like Today" and a live version of "Allemande", as well as the "Bend and Break" live videoclip. "Bend and Break" is drummer Richard Hughes' favourite Keane song. This was also the last single that used the typeface "Cochin", the one used in the Hopes and Fears era.
Composed by Tim Rice-Oxley in 2001, it was first played at the pubs that hosted the band's early performances. First demos were almost the same as the album version, but with an extra vocal on the song's bridge, similar to the one on the final chorus of "Somewhere Only We Know". It was recorded like most Keane songs at the Heliocentric Studios, Rye, East Sussex.
Basto Re-mix (26 August 2013)
- "Bend and Break" (Basto Re-Mix)
|Germany (Media Control Charts)||95|
|Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)||27|
- "KEANE | Archive | Keane News | Hear the new Bend & Break remix". Keanemusic.com. 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2014-05-10.
- "Officialcharts.de – Keane – Bend & Break". GfK Entertainment.
- "Nederlandse Top 40 – Keane search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.