ALBUM REVIEW: Keane – Cause And Effect | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.09.19






With their sixth studio album (excluding a recent Best Of collection) Keane have put aside their differences to present Cause And Effect, an album that provides a trademark cocktail of piano rock and ethereal, synthesised hooks.

Though facing an impossible task in trying to emanate the greatness of debut album Hopes And Fears, Cause And Effect signifies a return to form as well as action for the East Sussex quartet. Opening number You’re Not Home Ana offers a dreamy awakening that Imogen Heap would be proud of, and pacey number The Way I Feel zips along with such familiarity it evocates happy memories of Keane past. This is a triumphant, if not comfortable, return that hints at great things to come.


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