According to the Everybody's Changing Songfacts, Keane was a struggling band without a record deal when Simon Williams from the Indie label Fierce Panda Records spotted them at a gig and signed them. This was released as their first single, and it drew lots of attention from major labels. Island Records won the bidding war and signed the band.
You say you wander your own land
But when I think about it
I don't see how you can