Keane are thrilled to announce the new release of their debut album with a brand new spin, due to be released on 10th May, 2024.
20 years ago Keane emerged onto the music scene capturing an entirely new musical sound. Revolving around keyboards and making this the origin of their songs, listeners were pulled emotionally to their music and continue to feel the same way.
Their debut album ‘Hopes and Fears’ was one of the best selling albums in the history of the UK charts, selling over 2.5 million copies in its first year. One of their most popular songs ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ propelled a million albums sold in the USA.
When discussing the new release, lead singer Tom Chaplin said:
“I remember standing by that amazing old mixing desk at Heliocentric Studios where we made Hopes and Fears, listening to an early mix of Somewhere Only We Know. I had this feeling that we’d come up with something that had an extra bit of magic. Making music is so often a process full of doubt…but on this occasion there was something undeniable about what we’d created. Clearly a lot of people felt the same when the album came out!”
Back in 2004, Keane became the biggest selling UK artist in the UK. 2005 saw them win two BRIT Awards, for ‘Best British Album’ (Hopes and Fears), and British Breakthrough act.
Founding band member and songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley shared:
“When I think about these songs, I still picture us playing them in little rooms in pubs around the UK. I remember how exciting it was watching the crowds start to grow. Those songs opened the door to another dimension for us; everything that has happened in our lives since then was born out of that moment. It’s an incredible privilege for us that people are still listening after all this time.”
On the same day as the release, the band are playing the 02 Arena in London as a part of their world tour. It kicks off in Mexico City before heading to Europe, and then finishing in their home turf – the UK.