Download introduces Keane album
Track 'Spiralling' will be released digitally Aug. 12NEW YORK -- Keane is introducing its third album, "Perfect Symmetry," with a free download of the track "Spiralling" via its Web site. The set is due Oct. 13 internationally via Polydor and a day later in North America via Interscope.
"Spiralling," which will hit digital retailers Aug. 12, demonstrates a significant change in sound from Keane's glossy, piano-driven pop.
The track features a woozy, New Wave synth groove, a repeated, Cure-style shouted "ooo" and a sternly delivered list of questions from vocalist Tom Chaplin: "Did you want to be a winner? Did you want to be an icon? Did you want to be famous? Did you want to be the President? Did you want to start a war? Did you want to have a family? Did you want to be in love?"
Keane recorded in Paris and Berlin, with assistance from producer Jon Brion and new bassist/guitarist Jesse Quinn. Among the songs likely to make the cut are the title cut, "Playing Along," "Black Burning Heart" and "a lovely song we're trying to do in a kind of Mercury Rev-type of way," group member Tim Rice-Oxley wrote on the band's site.
"Perfect Symmetry" is the follow-up to 2006's "Under the Iron Sea," which has sold 371,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.