After months of speculation, Keane, one of Britain’s most beloved bands are back with a brand new album out September 20th on Island Records and featuring the powerful first single ‘The Way I Feel’.
Written by Keane and produced by David Kosten and the band themselves,‘Cause and Effect’ features 11 new songs recorded in London and Sussex.
‘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 old sparring 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’.
‘The Way I Feel’, like the other ten tracks on ‘Cause and Effect’, is an emotional and remarkable slice of life, and reminiscent of the very best of Keane. It’s an exciting period for one of the country’s best bands and a very welcome return.
As Tim Rice-Oxley says, “We’re not some heritage act. We’ve got a lot of great music in us.”
‘Cause and Effect’ is just that.
FORMAT: STANDARD CD: CD in jewel case with 12pp booklet/inlay
DELUXE CD: CD in mint pack 24pp booklet/inlay
INDIES ONLY COL LP: 12″ 180G pink vinyl, Gatefold sleeve and 12″ SQ 4/4 170GSM matt
insert (Jon Stone photo). Standard tracklist.
SUPER DELUXE BOOK: 20 page hardback book, Lithograph Art print. Disc 1: Deluxe CD; Disc
2 Retroactive EP2+EP3. 180gm black vinyl and Bonus light blue 10″ – standard weight.
1 – You’re Not Home
2 – Love Too Much
3 – The Way I Feel
4 – Put the Radio On
5 – Strange Room
6 – Stupid Things
7 – Phases
8 – I’m Not Leaving
9 – Thread
10 – Chase the Night Away
11 – I Need Your Love
12 – New Golden Age (Bonus Track)
13 – Difficult Year (Bonus Track)
14 – The Way I Feel (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
15 – Stupid Things (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
16 – I’m Not Leaving (Sea Fog Acoustic Session)
DEL CD: 7791606
INDIES LP: 7791609
DEL BOOK: 7792042