Call Me What You Like (Keane song)

"Call Me What You Like" is a song by Keane, released as their first single in early 2000. Limited to 500 copies, the now rare record was mixed and released by Zoomorphic, the band's own label set up to promote their music when a record deal was not forthcoming. It was subsequently sold at pub venues during early Keane gigs.

"Call Me What You Like"
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Single by Keane
  • "Rubbernecking"
  • "Closer Now"
Released31 January 2000[1]
Recording studioHome recording
Sync City
GenreIndie rock
Record labelZoomorphic
  • Keane
  • Adam Tudhope
Keane singles chronology
"Call Me What You Like"
"Wolf at the Door"

The title track and B-side "Closer Now" are two of the few songs credited to lead singer Tom Chaplin that have appeared on official releases. A re-recording of the single was included as a B-side on their follow-up 2001 single, "Wolf at the Door", and all three tracks appear on the 2009 Deluxe Edition release of the band's debut album, Hopes and Fears.

Track listingEdit

CD singleEdit

  1. "Call Me What You Like"
  2. "Rubbernecking"
  3. "Closer Now"

"Rubbernecking", remixed in 2001 by Tim Rice-Oxley and Tom Walker from the Universal Constructors, is an electronic piece little related to Keane's usual repertoire, featuring deep bass and heavy synthesizers.
On the other hand, "Closer Now" expresses a lighter atmosphere. Annie Lennox recorded a cover version of the song in 2009 for her album The Annie Lennox Collection. Lennox retitled the song "Pattern of My Life", which refers to a lyric in the song.
At least one demo version also exists on the web, featuring a deeper rhythm and slightly different vocals, with the same lyrics.

Technical information on songsEdit

Song Length Tempo Key Time signature Genre
"Call Me What You Like" 5:19 93bpm Cm (Do minor) 4/4 on 8 beats Alternative
"Rubbernecking" 6:01 65bpm Bb (Si flat major) 4/4 on 8 beats Alternative
"Closer Now" 4:57 92bpm E (Mi major) 4/4 on 8 beats Alternative


  1. ^ " on "Call Me What You Like"". Retrieved 1 August 2008.

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