KEANE Strangeland lyrics
Strangeland is the fourth studio album by English alternative rock band Keane, released on May 7, 2012 through Island Records. It is their first full length album since Perfect Symmetry (2008), as well as the first to feature bassist Jesse Quin as a permanent official member. The album was preceded by the lead single "Silenced by the Night" on March 13, 2012.
Compared to Keane's previous full-length studio album Perfect Symmetry (2008), the album focuses more on songwriting: "We wanted it be less production led and focus on making sure that the songs were great. You write a lot of shit songs to get to the good ones." Tom Chaplin also said the sound of the album is reminiscent of earlier Keane, calling Perfect Symmetry "a bit self-indulgent".
"It's a very emotional album. The title track is about setting off in a certain path in life and thinking it's going to go one way, but finding out life's taken a detour. Pretty much every song on the album is about that. But it's a more hopeful record than it might sound!" - pianist Tim Rice-Oxley, on the album's themes