Keane guested on The Late Late Show With James Corden last night, where they performed their new single, The Way I Feel,’ which also features on their their upcoming fifth album Cause and Effect.
The upbeat but emotive tune is the first listen from the album and recently got a stylish music video directed by Kevin Godley. In the performance, the band bring a colourful backdrop and a sense of energy to song. You can check out the Late Late Show version below.
As uDiscover Music previously reported, Cause and Effect will be released on 20 September via Island Records. It’s the band’s first album since 2012’s Strangeland and marks their return after a hiatus lasting several years. Produced by David Kosten and the band, the album was recorded in London and Sussex and it is a collection of personal songs that reflect where singer Tom Chaplin is in his life now.
“The birth of this new album came as something of a surprise even to the band”, Keane said in a statement. 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,” Chaplin said.
“Meanwhile Tim had written an album’s worth of incredibly personal songs fuelled by humour as well as pain. When [bassist] Jesse Quin and [drummer] Richard Hughes heard the songs, they were also 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,” the band’s keyboard player Tim Rice-Oxley said. “It’s a bit different when you’re older and you’ve got kids – your whole little world shifts on its axis.”
In support of their new album, Keane recently announced two special shows in August at New York’s Bowery Ballroom (6 August) and LA’s Roxy (12 August) and they are expected to announce more U.S. shows soon. They will also embark on a U.K. tour this fall that includes two nights at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall. The band is scheduled to perform at several festivals this summer, including BST in Hyde Park on 14 July.
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