Perfect Symmetry (song)

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"Perfect Symmetry"
Single by Keane
from the album Perfect Symmetry
Released 29 December 2008
Recorded Teldex Studios, Berlin
Genre Piano rock
  • 3:58 (radio edit)
  • 5:12 (album version)
Label Island
Producer(s) Keane
Keane singles chronology
"The Lovers Are Losing"
"Perfect Symmetry"
"Better Than This"
Music video
"Perfect Symmetry" on YouTube

"Perfect Symmetry" is a song by English rock band Keane. It was 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 American 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, usually aligned symmetrically to reflect 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.


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


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