Keane: Disconnected (Official Music Video)
English rock outfit Keane have unveiled the video for the first official UK single to be lifted from their forthcoming studio album ‘Strangeland’, following on from buzz track ‘Silenced By The Night’ hitting iTunes last week.
‘Disconnected’ has become a live favourite since the band started performing it during their Night Train tour in 2010 and it’s not hard to see why. Whilst ‘Silenced By The Night’, which also serves as the first official American single, is a beautifully written and performed track, ‘Disconnected’ shows the angsty side of Keane that I really get on board with.
The new video is a perfect showcase for the single, which tells the story of two lovers who have become increasingly estranged from one another. The clip is shot in the style of a 1970s haunted house movie and helmed by Spanish film director Juan Antonio Bayona. It sees the couple drifting apart before madness kicks in, edges blur and it all goes a bit mental with knives, spades and shallow graves featuring.
“I feel like I just don’t know you anymore. I’ve been wrong and I’ve been there so many times”, belts out lead vocalist Tom Chaplin with aching sincerity. “We walk in circles, the blind leading the blind. We’ve been disconnected somehow.”
It’s a beautifully observed and written piece of rock music, which is served beautifully by the intensifying percussion and guitars. THAT is what I was talking about when I referred earlier to the side of Keane that I like.
In fact, the sense of futility and despair that is prevalent throughout reminds me of how I felt when I first listened to Gwen Stefani’s opus, ‘Early Winter’. Also co-scribed by no other than Keane guitarist Tim Rice-Oxley.
‘Strangeland’ is available to pre-order now in advance of its 7 May release date.
To listen to the US single ‘Silenced By The Night’, follow the link below. Darn iPad app not allowing me to link it all up.