Try Again (Keane song)

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"Try Again"
Keane-Try Again1.jpg
Single by Keane
from the album Under the Iron Sea
A-side"Try Again"
B-side
  • "Nothing in My Way" (Live)
  • "Is It Any Wonder?" (Live)
  • "Bedshaped" (Live)
  • "Everybody's Changing" (Live)
  • "This Is The Last Time" (Live)
  • "A Bad Dream" (Live)
  • "Somewhere Only We Know" (Live)
  • "The Frog Prince" (Live)
  • "Try Again" (Live)
Released9 February 2007 (2007-02-09)
Format3 CD singles
Recorded2006
GenreAlternative rock
Length4:27
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Tim Rice-Oxley
Tom Chaplin
Richard Hughes
Producer(s)Andy Green
Keane
Keane singles chronology
"A Bad Dream"
(2007)
"Try Again"
(2007)
"The Night Sky"
(2007)

"Try Again" is a song performed and composed by English alternative rock band Keane that appears as the tenth track on their second album, Under the Iron Sea. The song was released as the sixth single off the album, and currently is only being sold in Germany.[1] This is also Keane's first single with three B-sides, all live performances in Cologne, Germany.

Trance act Blank & Jones remixed the single though their production has yet to be released. However, they have played their remix out during their live DJ sets and passed it onto other top name DJ/producers as the likes of Armin van Buuren, who premiered on his radio show "A State of Trance".

Composition and recording[edit]

It was composed by Tim Rice-Oxley in early 2005, and first played live two weeks after composed by Rice-Oxley. The song was first played with the electric piano and a tambourine as very much a work-in-progress, and as a result was shorter than the recorded version.

The album version is a melancholic piano ballad, featuring drums, synthesizers, an extended outro, along with Rice-Oxley's electric piano. In the extended outro, distortion piano notes can also be heard from lead singer Tom Chaplin's Yamaha CP60M.

Rufus Wainwright was asked by Keane to sing this song along with Chaplin at the Wireless Music Festival on 29 June 2005. Chaplin apparently wanted Wainwright to also play the piano but he refused.

  • Tempo: 72bpm
  • Key: EbMaj7
  • Time signature: 4/4 8-beat

It was recorded and at the Heliosentric Studios, Rye, East Sussex and at The Magic Shop, New York City in late 2005.

Song's meaning[edit]

Rice-Oxley explains his thoughts about "Try Again" on the fifth Keane podcast:

I always think about it as being a commuter's love song. There's something weird about that feeling of being on a train really really late at night when there's just a handful of you there, and I always wonder what everyone's story is - especially people who've been to work and probably got up at some horrendous hour of the morning, and they're traipsing back to their home somewhere in the suburbs.

Trivia[edit]

"Try Again" was also used as main title for the film One Way with the German actor and producer Til Schweiger.

Track listing[edit]

CD1
No.TitleLength
1."Try Again"4:27
2."Nothing in My Way" (Live)4:03
3."Is It Any Wonder?" (Live)3:19
4."Bedshaped" (Live)4:23
CD2
No.TitleLength
1."Try Again"4:27
2."Everybody's Changing" (Live)3:48
3."This Is the Last Time" (Live)3:49
4."A Bad Dream" (Live)5:02
CD3
No.TitleLength
1."Try Again"4:27
2."Somewhere Only We Know" (Live)4:23
3."The Frog Prince" (Live)4:29
4."Try Again" (Live)4:18

Release history[edit]

Country Date
Germany 9 February 2007 (2007-02-09)
Switzerland

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak position
Germany (Official German Charts)[2] 39
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 83

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