Silenced by the Night

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"Silenced by the Night"
Single by Keane
from the album Strangeland
B-side Myth
Released 13 March 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Pop rock, piano rock
Length 3:16
Label Island Records
Writer(s) Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin
Producer(s) Dan Grech-Marguerat
Keane singles chronology
"Stop for a Minute"
"Silenced by the Night"

"Silenced by the Night" is a song by English rock band Keane from their fourth studio album Strangeland. It was released worldwide as the album's lead single on 13 March 2012, except for the United Kingdom where it was released on 15 April 2012. The song was written by Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin and produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat.


"Silenced by the Night" was originally only to be released as a commercial single in the United States.[1] However, the single was released in other international markets on 13 March 2012.[1] In the United Kingdom, the single was released on 15 April 2012.[2]

Music video[edit]

A music video to accompany the release of "Silenced by the Night" was first released onto Vevo on YouTube on 4 April 2012 at a total length of three minutes and thirty-one seconds.[1][3][4]

The song's music video, which is directed by Christopher Sims, was shot at a lime salt mine in Austin, Texas.[4] It depicts a couple making a road trip across the US.[1]

Live performances[edit]

Keane performed the song for the first time on 12 March on American talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Silenced by the Night" 3:16
Maxi digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Silenced by the Night" 3:16
2. "Myth" 4:55
Digital download — remix[7]
No. Title Length
1. "Silenced by the Night" (Alesso Remix) 6:13


Chart (2012) Peak
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[8] 28
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[9] 14
France (SNEP)[10] 156
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[11] 21
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[12] 50
Japan (Japan Hot 100)[13] 27
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[14] 41
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[15] 46
US Billboard Triple A[16] 6

Radio and release history[edit]

Country Release date Format Label
Worldwide 13 March 2012[6] Digital download Island Records
United States 26 March 2012[17] Adult alternative radio airplay Interscope Records
United Kingdom 15 April 2012[2] Digital download Island Records
Worldwide[7] 11 May 2012 Digital download — remix Refune Records


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