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Making a welcome comeback after a lengthy seven-year hiatus, English quartet Keane returned with their fifth full-length effort, Cause and Effect. Steeped in the heartbreak and complications that arise from a devastating breakup, the album followed a particularly tumultuous period in the band's history, during which time frontman Tom Chaplin battled addiction and kicked off a successful solo career, while main songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley faced his own demons and saw his marriage dissolve. As such, Cause and Effect forms a loose emotional trilogy with their breakthrough debut, Hopes and Fears, and its dark follow-up, Under the Iron Sea, only this time matured by an appropriately adult point of view. In typical Keane fashion, the heartache is deceptively masked by some beautiful, soaring musical backing and Chaplin doing his best to translate Rice-Oxley's pain with his gorgeous vocals, echoing early-era output like "The Lovers Are Losing," "Bend & Break," and "Leaving So Soon?" Less immediate than prior Keane releases, Cause and Effect's true power reveals itself through the deeply sad lyrics, which bolster softer tracks such as "Phases" and "Thread" with unflinching vulnerability. Charting the lowest points of a relationship headed for ruin ("Strange Room" and "Stupid Things" are especially moving), these poetic confessionals create a cohesive experience that is relatable, depressingly bittersweet, and, ultimately, very cathartic for anyone who's ever been in a similar situation. Not completely wallowing in self-pity, Cause and Effect also includes a handful of driving anthems that stand tall aside past hits, including the bright, Night Train-esque "Love Too Much" and the huge pop single "The Way I Feel," which is the most "classic Keane"-sounding the band has been in over a decade. Amongst these familiar highs and lows lie a couple of standout deep cuts worth further attention. The painfully pretty "Put the Radio On" pushes denial with an insistent bass groove and atmospherics from Under the Iron Sea that glitter to life, transitioning the energy of the first third of the album into the more pensive material to follow, while delicate closer "I Need Your Love" features an electronic breakdown that precedes a yearning hymnal that ends the album on a strong, emotionally impactful note. Not a game-changing comeback by any means, Cause and Effect is instead a satisfying return to form that manages to gracefully age Keane by invigorating a familiar formula with wisdom and honesty learned over a dramatic, life-changing decade.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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1
You’re Not Home
00:05:31

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Love Too Much
00:03:08

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

3
The Way I Feel
00:04:05

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Put The Radio On
00:04:11

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

5
Strange Room
00:04:23

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Giddey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lisken Jellings, Violin, AssociatedPerformer

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

6
Stupid Things
00:03:49

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Owen Pallett, Horn, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Phases
00:03:36

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

8
I’m Not Leaving
00:04:14

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

9
Thread
00:04:52

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Joe Giddey, Cello, AssociatedPerformer - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Lisken Jellings, Violin, AssociatedPerformer

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

10
Chase The Night Away
00:04:03

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

11
I Need Your Love
00:04:11

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

12
New Golden Age Bonus Track
00:03:44

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

13
Difficult Year Bonus Track
00:03:28

Richard Hughes, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - David Kosten, Producer, Keyboards, Additional Keyboards, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Tim Rice-Oxley, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Cenzo Townshend, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Tom Hough, Keyboards, Percussion, Recording Engineer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, Bass (Vocal) - Mo Hausler, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Frank Arkwright, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, Background Vocalist, Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, Keyboards, Percussion, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist, Bass (Vocal) - Luke Gibbs, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Tim Morris, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Robert Sellens, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Camden Clarke, Assistant Mixer, StudioPersonnel

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

14
The Way I Feel Sea Fog Acoustic Session
00:03:35

Richard Hughes, ComposerLyricist - Tim Rice-Oxley, ComposerLyricist - Tom Hough, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, ComposerLyricist

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

15
Stupid Things Sea Fog Acoustic Session
00:04:02

Richard Hughes, ComposerLyricist - Tim Rice-Oxley, ComposerLyricist - Tom Hough, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, ComposerLyricist

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

16
I'm Not Leaving Sea Fog Acoustic Session
00:04:09

Richard Hughes, ComposerLyricist - Tim Rice-Oxley, ComposerLyricist - Tom Hough, Mixer, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Keane, Producer, MainArtist - Tom Chaplin, ComposerLyricist - Jesse Quin, ComposerLyricist

An Island Records recording; ℗ 2019 Island Records, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

Making a welcome comeback after a lengthy seven-year hiatus, English quartet Keane returned with their fifth full-length effort, Cause and Effect. Steeped in the heartbreak and complications that arise from a devastating breakup, the album followed a particularly tumultuous period in the band's history, during which time frontman Tom Chaplin battled addiction and kicked off a successful solo career, while main songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley faced his own demons and saw his marriage dissolve. As such, Cause and Effect forms a loose emotional trilogy with their breakthrough debut, Hopes and Fears, and its dark follow-up, Under the Iron Sea, only this time matured by an appropriately adult point of view. In typical Keane fashion, the heartache is deceptively masked by some beautiful, soaring musical backing and Chaplin doing his best to translate Rice-Oxley's pain with his gorgeous vocals, echoing early-era output like "The Lovers Are Losing," "Bend & Break," and "Leaving So Soon?" Less immediate than prior Keane releases, Cause and Effect's true power reveals itself through the deeply sad lyrics, which bolster softer tracks such as "Phases" and "Thread" with unflinching vulnerability. Charting the lowest points of a relationship headed for ruin ("Strange Room" and "Stupid Things" are especially moving), these poetic confessionals create a cohesive experience that is relatable, depressingly bittersweet, and, ultimately, very cathartic for anyone who's ever been in a similar situation. Not completely wallowing in self-pity, Cause and Effect also includes a handful of driving anthems that stand tall aside past hits, including the bright, Night Train-esque "Love Too Much" and the huge pop single "The Way I Feel," which is the most "classic Keane"-sounding the band has been in over a decade. Amongst these familiar highs and lows lie a couple of standout deep cuts worth further attention. The painfully pretty "Put the Radio On" pushes denial with an insistent bass groove and atmospherics from Under the Iron Sea that glitter to life, transitioning the energy of the first third of the album into the more pensive material to follow, while delicate closer "I Need Your Love" features an electronic breakdown that precedes a yearning hymnal that ends the album on a strong, emotionally impactful note. Not a game-changing comeback by any means, Cause and Effect is instead a satisfying return to form that manages to gracefully age Keane by invigorating a familiar formula with wisdom and honesty learned over a dramatic, life-changing decade.
© Neil Z. Yeung /TiVo

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