August 4, 2008

I fashioned you from jewels and stone

color coordination is key to Keane

Keane's site crashed of course, but I've heard Spiralling and it's quite a surprise. It reminds me of 1983 David Bowie, like Let's Dance meets China Girl. Not sure quite how I feel about the vocals, but it is insanely catchy and dance oriented. Warning though: Tom Chaplin sounds just like Bono when he says "Did you wanna be famous?!" on the middle eight at 2:15.

This is not the single - that's called Lovers Are Losing. Tom said to Jo Whiley today that the song is influenced by the 80's and Talking Heads. He also said that Stuart Price worked on the album for a "couple of days." The general consensus seems to be positive on their "rejuvenated" sound, but Whiley says there are songs on the album that sound like the Keane we already know.

Thanks to Kulpop / Torr / FizzyPop


Michael said...

Not bad. I don't like some of the sounds in the track, like the queasy-sounding sytnh, but it's pretty catchy.

DanProject76 said...

It's fantastic.

That is all.