Perfect Symmetry (song)

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"Perfect Symmetry"
Single by Keane
from the album Perfect Symmetry
Released 29 December 2008
Format CD single
7" vinyl
Digital download
Recorded Teldex Studios, Berlin
Genre Piano rock
Length 3:58 (radio edit)
5:12 (album version)
Label Island
Writer(s) Tim Rice-Oxley
Tom Chaplin
Richard Hughes
Producer(s) Keane
Keane singles chronology
"The Lovers Are Losing"
(2008)
"Perfect Symmetry"
(2008)
"Better Than This"
(2009)
Music video
"Perfect Symmetry" on YouTube

"Perfect Symmetry" is a song performed and composed by English rock band Keane, released on 29 December 2008 as the third single and is the title track from their third album of the same name.[1] The song has been remixed by US electronic rock band Innerpartysystem and is available on their remix MySpace page.

The radio edit version of the 7" single rearranges the song somewhat, the second verse being taken from the original first verse, and the original second verse being removed completely. It also cuts out the introduction at the beginning.

Track listing[edit]

CD single[edit]

  1. "Perfect Symmetry" — 5:12
  2. "Staring at the Ceiling" — 3:52

7" single[edit]

  1. "Perfect Symmetry" — 3:58
  2. "Staring at the Ceiling" — 3:52

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was released on 19 November. It features the band inside a future-like glass room with a television screen that shows a video of Chaplin singing the song. The band members are also seen in another room doing various things. Different items appear throughout the video, reflecting the song's lyrics. During the start of each chorus, a different location in the world is shown (e.g. a waterfall in the first and mountains in the second).

Chart performance[edit]

The single reached #150 in the UK Singles Chart, the lowest position for an officially released Keane single in UK.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[2] 20
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 150

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