Video of the Moment #249: Keane (feat. K’Naan)

By on Monday, 12th April 2010 at 6:00 pm
 

Keane, of stadium piano rock fame, will be releasing a new EP later this spring. The EP is purported to feature two collaborations: one with Somali-Canadian rapper K’naan, and the other with female Japanese MC Tigarah. Keane’s composer Tim-Rice Oxley will even come out from behind the usual spot behind the piano to take lead vocals on another track on the EP.

The collaboration with K’Naan, ‘Stop for a Minute’ (previously reviewed on TGTF), was released to radio stations a couple weeks ago to mixed reaction because it seems to indicates a step in the r’n’b/soul / hip hop direction for the more middle-of-the-road Keane. I welcome the band’s growth into this new musical phase of their career, even if it’s for a fleeting moment. (And I’ll admit, the opening sequences nearly made me tear up, because in light of tours and summer festival announcements, I miss blighty an awful lot right now. Heart-tugging lyrics like “sometimes I wonder why I was ever born” didn’t help the cause either!)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI9C9j0QgU4[/youtube]

Keane’s EP ‘Nighttrain” is scheduled to be released on 10 May worldwide. The band will be playing around in more unusual venues this June in the UK on their special forest-themed tour.

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