CAUSE AND EFFECT

Cause_and_Effect

Art Cover

Le design de l’album a été créé à partir de collages de photos, la plupart de Jesse et Richard : « Some (pictures in the cover) are mine, some Jesse’s but some others too. Credits have a full list of contributors, but needless to say most are very personal to us. » (Richard on Keane’s Twitter, 21 septembre 2019)

  1. You’re Not Home
  2. Love Too Much
  3. The Way I Feel
  4. Put the Radio On
  5. Strange Room
  6. Stupid Things
  7. Phases
  8. I’m Not Leaving
  9. Thread
  10. Chase the Night Away
  11. I Need Your Love
  12. New Golden Age (Bonus Track)
  13. Difficult Year (Bonus Track)

Date de sortie internationale : 20 septembre 2019

Notes : La version deluxe comprends les bonus tracks, et des versions acoustiques de The Way I Feel, Stupid Things et I’m Not Leaving au studio Sea Fog. La version japonaise comprend la démo originale de Thread.

La tournée Cause and Effect a été stoppée par la pandémie Covid-19 en mars 2020.

Les deux derniers singles n’ont donc pas vu le jour (I’m Not Leaving prévu le 1er mai 2020, et Phases prévu le 26 Octobre 2020), selon Wikipedia UK.

VERSION SUPER DELUXE

Tracklist : Il inclut le CD Deluxe + la version Vinyle LP 12 » noire + la version Bonus Tracks 10 » bleue + le Retroactive CD

Retroactive EP1

  1. Somewhere Only We Know [Sprint Music Series, 2003]
  2. Bedshaped [Live At Roundhouse Studios, 2013]
  3. Spiralling [Demo, 2008]
  4. Silenced By The Night [Sea Fog Acoustic Session, 2012]

Retroactive EP2

  1. Again And Again [Demo, 2007]
  2. In Your Own Time [Demo, 2010]
  3. Glass Bottles [Unreleased Demo, 2011]
  4. Better Than This [Demo, 2007]

Retroactive EP3

  1. Strangeland [Dallas Sketch, 2011]
  2. The Lovers Are Losing [Demo, 2008]
  3. This Is The Last Time [Real Network Session, Seattle 2014]
  4. Sunshine [Demo, 2002]
The Super Deluxe Book comes in a 20-page hardback book featuring artwork, unseen photos and an exclusive lithograph art print on 300 GSM card with a matt varnish.

Date de sortie : 20 septembre 2019

Notes : Certaines versions contiennent également une photo signée du groupe. Le contenu est visible sur Youtube.

SINGLE – THE WAY I FEEL

Date de sortie : 6 juin 2019

Notes : Le single a été diffusé sur les radios et sur Youtube. Il n’y avait pas de copie physique disponible à la vente.

SINGLE – LOVE TOO MUCH

Date de sortie : 8 août 2019

Notes : Le single a été diffusé sur les radios et sur Youtube. Il n’y avait pas de copie physique disponible à la vente.

SINGLE – STUPID THINGS

Date de sortie : 24 Octobre 2019

Notes : Le single a été diffusé sur les radios et sur Youtube. Il n’y avait pas de copie physique disponible à la vente.

Chansons

PAROLES Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin The click of the front door Your clothes left on the floor Bike wheels, still turning Where you left them on the back lawn Hear voices recede and your fingers slip from my hand Bright skies and silence A lifeless wind burns through the downland And it’s cold, cold, cold, cold, cold And you’re not home, home, home, home, home I sit and stare, I sit and stare Into my phone, phone, phone, phone, phone I love that silver-grey first morning light I see that fearless love in your blue eyes Think I can picture some new shape of life But now you’re not home You’re not home Not home And it’s cold, cold, cold, cold, cold When you’re not home, home, home, home, home I sit and stare, I sit and stare Into my phone, phone, phone, phone, phone I love that silver-grey first morning light I see that fearless love in your blue eyes Think I can picture some new shape of life But now you’re not home No, you’re not home I love that silver-grey first morning light I see that fearless love in your blue eyes Think I can picture some new shape of life But now you’re not home No, you’re not home Not home No, you’re not home Not home No, you’re not home Not home No, you’re not home A PROPOS “It’s about the feeling of being in an empty house that used to feel much more like a home, and how terrifying that can be. We wanted to really create an atmosphere with it. David Kosten, who produced the record, was referencing Björk and Peter Gabriel. It starts with atmospheric leaps that almost appear random, like a collision of stars. It gives you an interesting contrast. It just builds and builds, then you have a huge drop that’s like an emotional outpouring. By the time you get to the end of that song, you’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster—and it’s only the first track. We wanted to turn people on to the drama of the record.” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

Only want to say that I gave it all I had
That I felt afraid and I didn’t step back
Whether right or wrong
I did everything with love

Felt it all
Gave it all
Drank it all

When we make mistakes
And they make us what we are
And we jump right in
Throw open our hearts
And we catch a glimpse of something magical

Want it all
Take it all
Got it all

Then we love too much
Or we push too hard
Or we fly too high
Or we go too far
For a moment I was all that you could see
For a moment I was all that I could be
Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me

And our purest dreams
Steal something from our lives
They can only live
Because something else dies
But they lift us up
And they make us walk so tall

Got it all
Got it all
Got it all

Then we love too much
Or we push too hard
Or we fly too high
Or we go too far
For a moment I was all that you could see
For a moment I was all that I could be
Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me

Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me

And the purest dreams
Well they make us feel so high
When you’re falling down
Is when you feel most alive
Whether right or wrong
You do everything with love

Feel it all
Give it all
Drink it up

Then we love too much
Or we push too hard
Or we fly too high
Or we go too far
For a moment I was all that you could see
For a moment I was all that I could be
Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me
Nothing can take that away from me

A PROPOS

“That’s one of the most pop-influenced songs on the record. I was listening to a lot of Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Ariana Grande, thinking a lot about that groove, but also about the rhythm of the piece. I wrote it early one morning and thought it obviously was pretty catchy. I wanted it to feel meaningful, not be this throwaway thing. I was trying to write about how romance can be really intense. Sometimes it gets so intense that it destroys itself. Like all the songs on this record, it’s a little look at some aspect of the journey that I’ve been on in the last seven years since my marriage broke down. I think it’s something that a lot of people can relate to. When you feel stuff that intensely, it can leave you feeling totally disoriented and lost when it goes away. The truth is, that experience enriches your life in a way that you’re never going to lose. It’s really important to hang on to that sometimes.” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

Well they said you were a bright child
Never anything but joy behind your eyes
No sign of all the dark clouds
Spreading like volcanic dust over your blue skies
Now they’re looking for an answer
Where’d the rot set in and set off the landslide
But it only makes it worse now
You’re like a puzzle to be worked out

And it’s the voices in your head now
Saying there’s something wrong about the way I feel
A broken link, a missing part, a punctured wheel

And it’s not what you expected
The way the world you built loves to cut you down
The way your head gets twisted
And you sit up all night trying to figure it out
And they say you’ve made your bed now
Don’t you see you’ve brought it on yourself
And they say that you should move on
But you can’t even get your shoes on

And it’s the voices in your head now
Saying there’s something wrong about the way I feel
A broken link, a missing part, a punctured wheel
It doesn’t matter what you say now
It’s like some vision in the stars that seems so real
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel

And everyone else has got things sorted out
You stand on the edge talking to yourself
Yeah you’re left behind, all tangled up inside

And it’s not what you expected
The way your head gets twisted
And it’s the voices in your head now
(And it’s the voices in your head now)

And it’s the voices in your head now
Saying there’s something wrong about the way I feel
A broken link, a missing part, a punctured wheel
It doesn’t matter what you say now
It’s like some vision in the stars that seems so real
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel

It’s like some vision in the stars that seems so real
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel
The way I feel, the way I feel, the way I feel

A PROPOS

“A real favorite of ours. I wanted to gather some of the psychological stuff that comes from life taking a left turn. Like, ‘I just want to be normal. I just want to be the same as everyone else and know why I feel this way about love, or about myself, or about anything.’ The message of the song is very sympathetic and trying to say that everybody has shit going on. The way you feel is the way you feel. That’s totally valid. I think it’s really important for people to hear that and try and understand that about ourselves and about each other.” (Tim, Apple Music)

 

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

You tell a lie, I’ll tell one too
It makes it easier to do
Such a long time I’ve thought about you
It makes it easier to do

Shut all the blinds, hang a sign on the door
We can’t stop this anymore
Let’s make a world no-one can touch
A world where there is only us

Put the radio on
Put the radio on
So that no-one can hear
Put the radio on
Put the radio on
Put the radio on
So that no-one can hear
Put the radio on

Don’t have time to listen to my mind
To think about the signs
To think about our lives
Let’s pretend (put the radio on, put the radio on)
This will never end (so that no-one can hear, put the radio on)
We’re in control of it (put the radio on, put the radio on)
We will be disciplined (so that no-one can hear, put the radio on)

Maybe I’m just dreaming
I wish I was dreaming
I wish I was dreaming
I wish I was dreaming
I wish I was dreaming

(Put the radio on)
(Put the radio on)
(Put the radio on)

Put the radio on
Feel my heart banging like a gun
Put the radio on
Put the radio on
Feel your light surround me like a song
Put the radio on
Put the radio on (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Feel my heart banging like a gun (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Put the radio on
Put the radio on (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Feel your light surround me like a song (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Put the radio on
Put the radio on (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Feel my heart banging like a gun (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Put the radio on
Put the radio on (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Feel your light surround me like a song (radio on, radio on, radio on)
Put the radio on

A PROPOS

We really spent a lot of time thinking about the journey of the album. It’s not chronological, but it’s almost psychological. For me, ‘Put the Radio On,’ ‘Strange Room,’ and ‘Stupid Things’ are a trio of songs that tell little stories about me and about my relationship. ‘Put the Radio On” is almost like a jam, this hypnotic, cyclical groove. The first three minutes of the song has only one chord in it, which is the very opposite of a melodic key approach. It’s basically about illicit sex, like getting sucked into a moat that you know is a battle, but you’ll slide down into it. You can’t stop yourself, and it’s about the beauty and darkness in it. The second half of the song is more romantic, just reveling in the genius of those moments in life.” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes

A pint set on the piano
By the open window
Your arm around my shoulder
One song after another

A church to praise the good times
And shelter from the bad times
And when our run came to an end
Felt like I lost my best friend

For a moment I was dreaming
We were just beginning
Thought finally I’ve come home
Finally I’ve come home

Officer, let me explain
I lost something I love today
Yeah I know what it looks like
A rich kid with a good life

I know you’re too young to
Have done things you can’t undo
To rake over your dreams and
Know this is what they’ve come to

I woke up in a strange room
Time to start again now
No one to help you find a way through
You’re just meant to guess it somehow

For a moment I was dreaming
We were just beginning
Thought finally I’ve come home
Finally I’ve come home

A PROPOS

“A very romantic song. I had this really lovely group of friends down in Sussex where I live in the UK. We’d get together at my apartment and sing songs together. That was a really important support network for me after I was first on my own. Then the landlord of a local pub had to move away. On the night of his leaving party at the pub, I drank way too much. I stupidly, stupidly drove my car and crashed into a ditch just up the road. I got arrested and spent a few hours in a prison cell. I was just like, ‘Holy shit. How’d this happen? What am I doing? This is not me at all.’ It’s a gentle and sympathetic way of expressing what can happen in someone’s mind to lead them to make terrible decisions. It’s a really crucial song on the album, not least because it was the one that Tom really latched onto.” (Tim, Apple Music)

 

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

Friend, I’ve done something stupid again
It’s not that I don’t love you, I do
It’s just I made this black hole so blue
I’ve done something stupid again

And now it’s little lies and alibis
And the second phone
Can’t make it home, I’m working late
You know I hate to miss the kids’ bedtime again
I drank too much, a working lunch
I’ll crash in town so don’t wait up
If I don’t text, my phone’s just dead
I’ve got that thing, I’m sure I said?
And I know that you know
We both just play along
Just one more stupid thing that I have done

It starts, the money in your pocket at last
Makes you think you’re more than you are
Just another sucker for the dream
No more or less than you have ever been

And now it’s little lies and alibis
And the second phone
Can’t make it home, I’m working late
You know I hate to miss the kids’ bedtime again
I drank too much, a working lunch
I’ll crash in town so don’t wait up
If I don’t text, my phone’s just dead
I’ve got that thing, I’m sure I said?
You look like a joke
And we both just play along
Just one more stupid thing that I have done

It’s not that I don’t love you
Just one more stupid thing that I have…
Little lies and the second phone
I’ve done something stupid

And now it’s little lies and alibis
And the second phone
Can’t make it home, I’m working late
You know I hate to miss the kids’ bedtime again
I drank too much, a working lunch
I’ll crash in town so don’t wait up
If I don’t text, my phone’s just dead
I’ve got that thing, I’m sure I said?
You feel like a fool
We both just play along
You feel like a fool
We both just play along
You feel like a fool
We both just play along
Just one more stupid thing that I’ve done

A PROPOS

 “’Stupid Things’ is quite unusual for Keane—a storytelling song. Partly, it relates to my own experiences. I’d just gone off the rails. I loved the idea of telling it, trying to imagine this basically normal everyman sort of a character. He’s working in the city in London. I imagine him going for one harmless after-work drink. That becomes one more drink. Then, you meet someone, and things spiral out of control. Before you know, you’ve gone from being a wholesome, honest person who has total control of your life to creating this web of chaos for yourself. It’s so easy to do that. People do it all the time. We dig these holes for ourselves, from which it can be hard to recover. The chorus is like a litany of mistakes, but the verse is trying to express how easy it is to do that. Just because you start to earn some money, that doesn’t suddenly make you a different person or a better person. You’re just the same old person as vulnerable as anyone else.” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

A plan is a work of art
A house built to fall apart

You’re digging for the answers
Crawl across the world to find
There are just more questions
Waiting on the other side

But you’re still here
You’re bleeding but you’re still here

Phases, the motion of our lives
Ages, the rote of changes
Erases the ink before it dries on pages
It’s all just phases

We salvage the parts we can
And work on a better plan

Always on the outside
Fingers clinging on so tight
Kicking at the window
Dreaming of a better life

Take what you can
Just got to take what you can

Phases, the motion of our lives
Ages, the rote of changes
Erases the ink before it dries on pages
It’s all just phases

And sometimes you feel how good it is
And low tide gives way to high tide
And hard times, we watch them come and go like crazes, it’s all just phases

A PROPOS

“It’s a new section of the record. All this happened and all these things go wrong. Then I feel like ‘Phases’ is an introduction. Like, ‘This is a human experience. It’s okay if life doesn’t go the way you planned it when you were 22.’ I find that really hard to accept, even now. You think you’ve made a plan for your life. The truth is it rarely works out that way. It’s fine to say, ‘Okay, that was that, one door’s closed and another one opens.’ It’s a really hopeful song, a bit like the way I feel. It’s like trying to pick myself up and hopefully have that effect on other people.” (Tim, Apple Music)

 

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

Hey big shoes, once I was young like you
I loved like you, opened my heart like you
Well, don’t be scared just ‘cos you’ve been stripped bare
You feel things that most people never do

Hold my hand just like you used to do
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving
Throw it up, baby, you’re all mixed up
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving

On days like this, you wonder what true love is
Does it even exist? The kiss, the prince, the story for the kids
That same big heart that right now is hurting so hard
Is the ladder you’ll climb when you touch the stars

Hold my hand just like you used to do
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving
Throw it up, baby, you’re all mixed up
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving

Show me that dreamer I love
Let me see the fire in your eyes
Let the moment pass, sleep a while here in my arms ‘cos I’m not leaving

Hold my hand just like you used to do
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving
Throw it up, baby, you’re all mixed up
I’m not leaving, I’m not leaving

A PROPOS

“A love song to my daughters. Just trying to say that I’m always here. I was imagining them as teenagers and them discovering the more brutal side of life, like heartbreak and drinking too much. Maybe they’ll start to make mistakes that matter, experiencing a little bit of hardness of life. It’s just a way of saying, ‘Dad’s always here, whatever happens.’” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

Hanging by a thread connecting me to you
To who I’ve always been
To all we said we’d do

A fine thread, not tough enough to bear
The weight of desire and despair
Untended, the fibers start to fray
The long years of working as one
Were just washed away

Well maybe it was just our time
Forgive me, remember that I’m
A good man, just not good enough
Don’t hate me, I was just in love
And hanging by a thread

Hold me in your arms
Where everything made sense
Where I knew right from wrong
Could live with restlessness
All my life I won’t forget the pain in your eyes
I’m still scrubbing at the stain of this mess
Wish you could understand
The madness that grabbed at my throat
And clung to my hands

Well maybe it was just our time
Forgive me, remember that I’m
A good man, just not good enough
Don’t hate me, I was just in love
And caught in my own net

Hanging, left spinning in the wind
Sliding, you grab at anything
Just lost our way, we just lost our way
You try to be all things to all men
And wind up with a love that’s spread too thin
Just lost our way
The walls that we built were just washed away

Well maybe it was just our time
Forgive me, remember that I’m
A good man, just not good enough
Don’t hate me, I was just in love
And hanging by a thread

I don’t know why I said
I’m not in love with you

A PROPOS

“I was just trying to describe how delicately balanced a marriage can be. I totally thought I would be with my wife forever. I was trying to say, ‘I found myself in this place where I felt like I was hanging by a thread, and things were so delicately balanced.’ It’s about how precious these things are and how easily they can slip away.” (Tim, Apple Music)

 

( A propos de la version demo) « Along with Strange Room, this song formed the earliest foundations of Cause and Effect.Those two songs galvanised us into coming together again, and made us realise what we wanted the album to be about – the gradual breakdown of a deep bond, the causes of it, the fallout from it.
The demo itself is pretty raw and features my original vocal, mercifully embellished by the stunning violin and cello of Lisken Jellings and Joe Giddey. Hope you enjoy giving it a listen! (Tim, Twitter)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

You can shape the dying day
Into something better
We can hold the ghosts at bay
Build something together
You can see the beauty in
A dirty rain-lashed street
Or a plan that goes nowhere
You can make this town feel kind
Though the buildings cry
But you don’t belong, don’t belong

You can chase the night away
Guess I’m trying to say
You heal me like the light of day
You can keep me searching on
You say it won’t be long
‘Til all the pain you felt is gone
It won’t be long

Sorry I’m distracted by
Things that you can’t help with
Aloneness you can’t recognise
Or know unless you’ve felt it
Show me how to love again
Let the branches bend
Life’s rolling on, rolling on

You can chase the night away
Guess I’m trying to say
You heal me like the light of day
You can keep me searching on
You say it won’t be long
‘Til all the pain you felt is gone
It won’t be long

‘Til your mind stops reeling
It won’t be long
‘Til regret surrenders
It’s old and the scars start healing
Falling off a cliff and still wondering
Where the ground has gone
Something in your faith
It keeps me searching on, searching on

You can chase the night away
Guess I’m trying to say
You heal me like the light of day
You can keep me searching on
You say it won’t be long
‘Til all the pain we felt is gone
It won’t be long

Guess I’m trying to say
You heal me like the light of day
You can keep me searching on
You say it won’t be long
‘Til all the pain you felt is gone
It won’t be long

A PROPOS

“It’s a much more positive song. It’s about the future. It’s about new love and how it’s difficult to start again from that place, especially as you get older. It’s not like being 21, where it’s one relationship to another. You’re looking for that right person and planning your future. When you’re in your forties and you’re starting again, it’s different, it’s complicated. There’s still beauty there, and there’s still possibility. I wrote those songs to someone that I’ve met and was trying to say, ‘There’s hope. Thank you for showing me the light as well as the shade.’ » (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

I see your face like a vision of god
I shiver and shake and I’m lost in the flood
Nothing else matters, the world disappears
I can’t breathe and I can’t think until I taste your kiss

Give me some signal, say that you understand
The meanest of scraps baby dropped from your hand
This hunger I feel is sure to be satisfied
I know nothing else is gonna ease this ache inside

I need your love
I need your love, I need your love, I need your love
Can’t give it up, I need your love

Love me just a little and I will give you my life
Throw your arms around me, shelter me like a child
Be my direction, throw myself at your feet
Give me something in return for what you’ve done to me

I need your love
I need your love, I need your love, I need your love
Can’t give it up, I need your love
Let glory come
Let riches rain upon my head, these golden drugs
They’re not enough, I need your love

I need your love
I need your love, I need your love, I need your love
Can’t give it up
Just give me something in return for what you’ve done to me

I need your love
I need your love, I need your love, I need your love
Can’t get enough, I need your love
Let glory come
Let riches rain upon my head, these golden drugs

A PROPOS

“That was written in a time of desperation. It’s a very Lennon-Springsteen anthemic love song. I think the aches of desperation that you feel in the lyrics, it’s almost humiliating. It’s almost like that, ‘I’ll do anything to make things right, I’ll humiliate myself to make you happy,’ which is not a healthy way to live. The album ends with that quite nuanced look at relationships. The whole album is a breakup album. We didn’t want it to have an easy resolution. I love that we’re all singing together on it by the end, much like a chant, a mantra of needing that love. It’s very meaningful to us and hopefully to people who hear it.” (Tim, Apple Music)

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin


Once we had nothing more than the bed that we shared
When we were making plans, sketching dreams in the air
We were young
Now we wake from the dream
Stumble blurry-eyed, find ourselves at the gates
Of a new golden age

New golden age, learning how to fly
Picking our way through a violent sky
The landscape is strange, we are torn apart and yet we are alive
In the new golden age

Well we could walk so tall, holding love as a shield
We had a simple plan starting making it real
I am proud
But I’m afraid
But don’t trust myself
There’s no road, no map, no light guiding our way
Guiding our way through the

New golden age, learning how to fly
Picking our way through a violent sky
Starting again, we are torn apart and yet we are alive
In the new golden age
In the new golden age
In the new golden age

In the new golden age
In the new golden age
In the new golden age
In the new golden age

 

A PROPOS

 

 
 

PAROLES

Rice-Oxley/Chaplin/Hughes/Quin

It’s been a difficult year
Slack time gone wasted
It’s just been a difficult year
And I wish we’d been together to face it

Some days it seems okay
Got some good friends around me
But I’m still scared of losing my head
I guess there’s just something selfish about me

A dozen months go by
As you wait for a sign
For the sky to boil
Above a sea of wine
For some road to grow
Before your eyes
For some act of God
To set you right

I’ve had a little bad luck
Well, it’s mostly my own making
I thought I had it all sewn up
But I was so badly mistaken

A dozen months go by
Used to wait for a sign
For the sky to boil
Above a sea of wine
For some road to grow
Before your eyes
For some guiding star
To shine her light

Is it too late to find someone to
Shield you when your nerves are raw?
Just say and sing it like you mean it
I need you now and forevermore

Yeah, is it too late to find someone to
Shield you when your nerves are raw?
Just say and scream it like you mean it
I need you now and forevermore
Yeah, I need you now and forevermore

It’s been a difficult year
I just wish we’d been together to face it

A PROPOS