Finally, after much speculation, we can announce that Keane’s new album, ‘Cause And Effect’, will come out on September 20, through Island Records. The announcement is accompanied by the release of the powerful first single, ‘The Way I Feel’.
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’.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard anything from Keane, one of the UK’s most beloved bands. Lead singer Tom Chaplin has pursued a solo career since the group went on hiatus in 2014, which has given fans a much needed boost in terms of new music. But at last, they’ve returned with an album that is spectacularly, and splendidly, Keane.
‘Cause And Effect’ is Keane’s fifth studio album, and has been written by the band, who also produced the album alongside David Kosten. It was recorded in both London and Sussex, and contains 11 songs, with ‘The Way I Feel’, like the other ten tracks, an emotional and remarkable slice of life. It’s an exciting period for the band, and certainly a very welcome return.
Alongside the album, Keane have announced a massive 11 date UK and Irish tour this autumn, which will see them perform two nights at London’s world famous Royal Albert Hall. Additionally, Keane will play a series of festivals over the summer, including the Cornbury Music Festival on July6, and BST in Hyde Park on 14 July.
All of Keane’s previous albums have entered the UK charts at number 1, and it’s anticipated that ‘Cause And Effect’ will join them at the top spot.
The 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.”
As Tim Rice-Oxley says,
“We’re not some heritage act. We’ve got a lot of great music in us.”
That they certainly do.
Find out more about Keane on their official website.
Tickets for Keane’s tour go on sale on Friday 14th June. You can see them perform on the following dates:
Tues 24th BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall
Wed 25th LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
Thu 26th MANCHESTER, Apollo
Sat 28th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Sun 29th LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
Tues 1st NEWCASTLE, City Hall
Wed 2nd EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Fri 4th NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 5th BRIGHTON, Brighton Centre
Mon 7th BELFAST, Waterfront
Tues 8th DUBLIN, Olympia
You can watch the video for ‘The Way I Feel’ here: