Sovereign Light Café

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"Sovereign Light Café"
Single by Keane
from the album Strangeland
B-side Difficult Child
Released 23 July 2012
Format Digital download
Genre Alternative rock, pop rock
Length 3:38
Label Island
Writer(s) Tim Rice-Oxley, Tom Chaplin, Richard Hughes, Jesse Quin
Producer(s) Dan Grech-Marguerat
Keane singles chronology
"Sovereign Light Café"
"Higher Than the Sun"

"Sovereign Light Café" is a song by English alternative rock band Keane released as the third single from their fourth studio album, Strangeland.

The band played the song for first time during the Perfect Symmetry World Tour on 17 September 2009 in Thunder Bay Ontario.

The band announced on their official website: "With Strangeland sitting atop the UK album chart for a second week, we're pleased to report that the next single to be taken from the album will be Sovereign Light Café, which is released on 16th July".[1]

The song is written with inspiration drawn from the town of Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex where the café is located in real life and also the town of Battle where many of the roads mentioned are, close to where the members of Keane grew up.[2]

Music video[edit]

The music video was premiered on 30 May 2012. It was filmed in Bexhill-on-Sea and directed by Lindy Heymann.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download
  1. "Sovereign Light Café" – 3:38
  2. "Difficult Child" – 3:44
  • Digital download — remix
  1. "Sovereign Light Café" (Afrojack Remix) – 6:16


Album version[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[3] 2
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[4] 4
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[5] 71
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[6] 74
US Billboard Triple A[7] 20

Afrojack remix[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[8] 22
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[9] 29


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