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EDITORS’ NOTES

Keane has come a long way since its beginnings as a small-town band covering the likes of U2 and Oasis. It’s been four years since the multiplatinum-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated quartet released a full-length (and a few since the dance-inflected EP Night Train). With a new bassist in the fold, Strangeland finds Keane in full-fledged melodic rock mode. Tenderly delivered lyrics sound positive even when they express feelings of dejection (“Silenced by the Night”) or no longer being able to connect with something special (“The Starting Line,” “Disconnected”). Still, Strangeland opens with the rousingly emotional “You Are Young,” as Tom Chaplin’s soaring tenor delivers uplifting sentiments. Those are echoed on the piano-driven ballad “Watch How You Go”: an album highlight that’s bolstered by cooing harmonies. This deluxe version of Strangeland includes four bonus tracks.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Keane has come a long way since its beginnings as a small-town band covering the likes of U2 and Oasis. It’s been four years since the multiplatinum-selling, GRAMMY®-nominated quartet released a full-length (and a few since the dance-inflected EP Night Train). With a new bassist in the fold, Strangeland finds Keane in full-fledged melodic rock mode. Tenderly delivered lyrics sound positive even when they express feelings of dejection (“Silenced by the Night”) or no longer being able to connect with something special (“The Starting Line,” “Disconnected”). Still, Strangeland opens with the rousingly emotional “You Are Young,” as Tom Chaplin’s soaring tenor delivers uplifting sentiments. Those are echoed on the piano-driven ballad “Watch How You Go”: an album highlight that’s bolstered by cooing harmonies. This deluxe version of Strangeland includes four bonus tracks.

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