KEANE

Strangeland

Model: 2799280

SKU: 299080 Product ID: 715465

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Pop & Rock

Release Date ‐ 11/05/12

 

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Description

    Four years have elapsed since Keane's last album 'Perfect Symmetry'; two since 'Night Train', the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane's feverishly loyal fanbase wondered what the group's next album would sound like, they weren't the only ones.

    In the eight years following the release of 2004's 9 platinum Brit award winning 'Hopes & Fears', every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by 'Under The Iron Sea'; the iridescent poptimism of 'Perfect Symmetry' featuring the electro charged hit song 'Spiralling'. From here on in, the other decision that Keane quickly came to was that this album would be ready when it was ready. No time-constraints. Once one song was written, it would somehow lay down a series of clues to the next one: the redemptive declamations of 'Silenced By The Night'; the spirit-swelling 'Neon River'. And so on, and so on.

    "I think I must have had about 100 songs in various forms before we entered the studio," says Tim. Whittling it down to a shortlist of "about 50" was a process that involved the rest of the band. "I can't say I envied him," says Richard, "You'd get this email with no words - just a title in the subject header and an MP3 attached to it. If your reaction was lukewarm, only then would you find out that was the one he'd spent three days writing!" And with that release of pressure, 'Strangeland' saw the notion of fun resurface in the shared world of Keane in a way that it hadn't quite done since the sessions for 'Hopes & Fears'. Richard casts an eye behind him at the rolling Sussex scenery that encircles the studio Keane have called home for the last few months. "In many respects, it feels like the completion of a circle. On the album you have songs that draw upon the experiences we used to share as kids, growing up in Battle. You can never really go back, of course. We're married. Some of us have kids. Once in a while though, after a good day, we'll go to the local pub and talk about everything and nothing until it's time to go home. Whatever it is that makes us Keane - that invisible glue - is still there. And you can hear it all over 'Strangeland'."

Details

    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - KEANE

    Label - Island Uk

    Music Genre - Rock

    Music Genre Primary - Pop & Rock

Track Listing

Disc 1

  1. You Are Young
  2. Silenced By The Night
  3. Disconnected
  4. Watch How You Go
  5. Sovereign Light Cafe
  6. On The Road
  7. The Starting Line
  8. Black Rain
  9. Neon River
  10. Day Will Come
  11. In Your Own Time
  12. Sea Fog

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