Thursday, June 6, 2019

Keane news

This is exciting news. Keane is one of my all-time favorite bands to emerge during the 2000s. I'm looking forward to hearing the new material. More from the press release below...

Keane will release a new album on Sept. 20 via Island Records. The U.K. band will debut their new single "The Way I Feel" during The Late Late Show with James Corden June 12. 

Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves, ‘Cause and Effect’ features 11 new songs recorded in London and Sussex. The band will play two special shows in August at New York’s Bowery Ballroom and LA’s Roxy, with more US shows to be announced soon. Keane have also announced a major UK tour this fall including two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The group will play a series of festivals this summer including BST in Hyde Park on July 14.

‘Cause and Effect’ is Keane’s 5th studio album. Their 4 previous albums have all entered the UK charts at number 1 and accumulated sales of over 13m worldwide and 2.6 billion streams.

The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band. Singer Tom Chaplin had released two successful solo albums but missed his songwriting partner Tim Rice-Oxley. “I found myself wondering how I had come to let this very enigmatic and important relationship in my life drift,” Tom says.

Meanwhile Tim found his life falling apart and from the ashes had written an album’s worth of incredibly personal songs fuelled by humour as well as pain. When Tom, bassist Jesse Quin and drummer Richard Hughes heard the songs, they were immediately drawn to them both sonically and lyrically.

“Hopes and Fears was a break-up album too, but it was about a break-up when I was 19,” Tim explains. “It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis.”

The video for ‘The Way I Feel’ was directed by Kevin Godley, who previously directed the video for the band’s hit single ‘Is It Any Wonder’ and Tom’s solo release ‘Still Waiting’. Watch video HERE.

As Tim Rice-Oxley says, “We’re not some heritage act. We’ve got a lot of great music in us.”

Tickets for Keane’s tour go on sale on Friday 14 June

Tues 6 NEW YORK, Bowery Ballroom
Mon 12 LOS ANGELES, Roxy

Tues 24 BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 25 LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Thu 26 MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sat 28 LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sun 29 LONDON, Royal Albert Hall

Tues 1 NEWCASTLE, City Hall
Wed 2 EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Fri 4 NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 5 BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Mon 7 BELFAST, Waterfront
Tues 8 DUBLIN, Olympia

Track listing:

You’re Not Home
Love Too Much
The Way I Feel
Put The Radio On
Strange Room
Stupid Things
I’m Not Leaving
Chase The Night Away
I Need Your Love

End of Standard Edition

New Golden Age (Bonus Track)
Difficult Year (Bonus Track)
The Way I Feel (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
Stupid Things (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
I’m Not Leaving (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)

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