One of the greatest contemporary rock bands – Keane – was formed in England in 1995.
The band has been active since then, composing alternative rock, pop-rock, indie, and soft rock music genre hits.
The current line-up of the band includes members Tom Chaplin – in charge of electric and acoustic guitar, Tim Rice-Oxley with the piano and bass guitar, Richard Hughes as a drummer, and Jesse Quin in charge with the electric guitar and backing vocals.
The fact which differentiates Keane from other rock bands is the way they use keyboards as the lead instrument, instead of the guitar.
Today we chose one of their songs for our article – Bedshaped.
The song was released as the third single from the band’s album named Hopes and Fears, in August 2004.
Once released, the free Bedshaped piano sheets became the band’s third consecutive top-10 hit on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number 10.
The song also had great success in other countries, such as the Netherlands and Denmark.
Bedshaped was written by James Sanger, Richerd Hughes, Thomas Chaplin, Timothy Rice-Oxley and it was produced by Andy Green.
Looking into the song’s composition, it is considered an alternative rock music genre song, with a length of 4:35 minutes in its original version and 3:57 minutes in the radio edit.
It was written in the key of E major, having a tempo of 76bpm and a mysterious intro.
The song is known for its honky tonk-reminiscent piano which completes the main riff and gothic voices.
The story behind the lyrics of the free Bedshaped piano sheet music is, as per Rice-Oxley’s declaration:
about feeling that you've been "left behind" by an old friend or lover, and about hoping that you'll be reunited one day so that you can live out the end of your lives together with the way you started them
The song has also an accompanying music video, directed by Corin Hardy.
The music video made for Bedshaped is based on Hardy’s stop-motion animated short movie named Butterfly.