Local music sensations Keane, currently busy promoting their new album, Strangeland, filmed the video for their next single in Bexhill recently. The band has given us the privilege of showcasing the film in a world exclusive on Wednesday at 9am. So you can join the army of loyal fans by joining us then.
The single Sovereign Light Café is to be released on July 16 through Island records, and is the second single taken from Keane’s new hit album Strangeland.
Sovereign Light Café is the theme to Strangeland. It was the first song that band member Tim Rice-Oxley wrote for the album. He said the idea came to him when he was in a taxi in Sao Paulo.
The band said the song’s sentiments - “perhaps something to do with trying to make sense of the present by taking a look at your past” – shined a light on what would follow.
“It felt very emotional,” recalls Tim. “From the heart.”
Keane say the Sovereign Light Cafe video features locals who, “create a portrait of a much loved seaside town and joyful celebration of English life.”
Strangeland remains at number one in the UK album charts for a second week and is Keane’s fifth consecutive number one album, equalling Coldplay and Radiohead, and beaten only by The Beatles. Strangeland has debuted in the top ten in twenty countries around the world.
Following two recent sold out performances at Bexhill’s De La Warr Pavilion, Keane are now set to continue their world tour with a string of sell out UK dates in June, before heading to North America and Europe.
They will also headline the Hastings Beer and Music Festival in July.