only we know
Bend and break
We might as well be strangers
Your eyes open
She has no time
Can't stop now
This is the last time
On a day like today
"Hopes and Fears"
review by Salvo "Lovedeath" Russo____
is one of the sweetest cd, I've listened to in this year! Keane... a
young band that takes inspirations from 70''s/80's poprock... but not
only! An album full of melancholic ballads that could be considered a
travel into the hidden part of your soul, a romantic and deep
though..; It's imposible not to find A-HA, U2 influences, but also
Radiohead, Coldplay, Muse, but these boys gets good own personality,
and for this reason I'm sure that this album is ready to be loved from
all those who like deep music! The arrangements are made by piano and
a lovely voice, and I notice the lack of electric guitars...only some
acoustic parts that are not in evidence!!...But everything is seated
with a great care, and also the production gives quality to these
single "Somewhere only we know" is a delicate whisper from
the heart in which Tom shows a beautiful voice into a sad sweet
melody; "Bend and Break" is another enjoyable
pop-rock song similar to TRAVIS and something made by Waterboys; I
notice an easy and perfect arrangement very similar to 70's rock, but
with the modern touch. It's impossible not to understand that their
music is made from the heart, and every note played gets a unique
Chaplin shows how to give a perfect interpretation into "We
Might As Well Be Strangers". A sad and melancholic ballad
that is able to touch the heart! An old fashion that remind me of the
best A-HA or something made by Supertramp with an evident Brit-pop
ballad..."Everybody's changing" that reminds me of
the best TRAVIS but with an evident personal touch a song that is
able to enter into your soul, with a perfect performance and in
particular I underline the very good melody and the magic atmosphere
made by piano!!!!
song that is worthy of the price of the whole album;
eyes open" is a ballad old style, in which piano and voice
creates a very melancholic atmosphere;
The darkness and the melancholic and the romanticism are all in
"She has no time" in which Tom sings in a very
delicate way, into one of the romantic ballad composed from this band!
to close your eyes, and let your soul be carried into the
sweetness of "Can't stop now", another romantic
old-fashion song, in which the band is able to show what they're able
album is still able to amaze me with another melancholic song in which
the easy melody is able to enter into your mind...another arrangement
inspired to 70's!!!
is in my opinion the only mediocre song in this album; A easy melody
into a too much easy structure into a easy melody.
is the last time" is another good ballad inspired to 70's
rock with an evident romantic approach very similar to 70's pop-rock
artists; A band able to play from the bottom of the heart...
1" is a deep song in which drums is a little varied, the
piano creates a very beautiful atmosphere as well as Tom's voice, that
shows a mature style. A sad song in which every note is played with a
unique intensity, even if I don't appreciate Tom's falsetto in the
is in my opinion one of the most beautiful song of this album. It's
impossible not to think to A-HA!!! This song remind me of something
made by A-HA in these latest years; An amazing melody in which Tom's
shows all his ability!!!
travel into the hidden part of your soul...with a 70's touch and
a unique intensity...only ballads...but this is their style!
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