Keane has today released their new video for the track titled ‘Love Actually’. Originally meant for the film of the same name, Keane shelved the track for 20 years, only to record and release it now. While the movie is now two decades in our past, the song feels more relevant than, I feel, it could have back then. I’m also glad that it didn’t get attached to a movie, or anything else for that matter. It clearly stands on it’s own. That subtle way about it, how it glides through the atmosphere without a care in the world.
I first found Keane on my music radar in 2006 with ‘Is It Any Wonder?’ and was completely floored. That song, to me, sounded like nothing I have ever heard yet everything I wanted to hear. And to see Keane celebrate their own heritage with a special remaster of ‘Hopes and Fears’ seems fitting. This music needs to be rediscovered, as discovered as it already is, to those that haven’t listened yet.
Keane will release a special remastered version of Hopes and Fears, undoubtedly one of the best debut albums ever, on May 10, 2024 exactly 20 years after its initial release. On the same day, the band play London’s 02 Arena as part of a world tour that kicks off April 1st in Mexico City before reaching Europe and the UK. Their US tour in September includes prestigious dates at LA’s Greek Theatre, Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
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Hopes and Fears was a landmark album for Keane and has set all kinds of records in the process. It’s one of the best selling albums in UK chart history having sold over 2.5 million in the UK in its first year, and a million in the USA propelled by their absolutely classic song “Somewhere Only We Know.” Hopes and Fears is 9x platinum in the UK, a remarkable achievement. The album has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Featured image by Alex Lake.