Keane releases "Spiralling" single
Spiralling is a song performed and composed by English band Keane, released on August 4, 2008 at 10:59 (CEST) as the first single of their third album, Perfect Symmetry.
It was released in a similar fashion to that of "Atlantic" as a digital download only single; however, it was available as a free download from Keanemusic.com for the first week of release. On July 31, the message "When we fall in love, we're just falling in love with ourselves" appeared on the band's website in reference to the track. On August 11, 2008, the song was released as an official digital download on iTunes. The song was said to be inspired by wrestling legend Ric Flair who Tom Chaplin described as a personal hero for his try hard mentality in the ring. His trademark "woo" inspired the song. Frontman Tom Chaplin described the song as "a train of thought about human endeavour, built on an outrageous groove".
The song went on to become the most broadcast song of the world during its first week of release, as well as the fastest-downloading song ever for Universal, reaching 500,000 downloads in less than a week.
Keane performed the song live to an audience for the first time at the 2008 GQ Awards on September 2, 2008.
The song won Best Track at the Q Awards on 6 October 2008, with all three members of the band present at the ceremony to accept the award.