The picture was taken by Alex Lake, on the seafront at Bexhill-on-Sea in East Sussex (UK). This is a reference to the album track Sovereign Light Café, which pays homage
to the seafront café on Bexhill Parade where the band would meet as teenagers.
Consultancy Tourist has designed the cover. ‘We wanted the Strangeland sleeve to come across as quite familiar yet abstract at the same time. One of the band’s favourite images was a view of some apartmentsntaken from the shoreline, which was shot at first light when only one or two lights were visible in the apartments. To add to the surreal nature of the cover, some of the buildings either side were digitally retouched out.’ (Tourist creative director Rob Chenery, designweek.co.uk)
- You Are Young
- Silenced By The Night
- Watch How You Go
- Sovereign Light Cafe
- On The Road
- The Starting Line
- Black Rain
- Neon River
- Day Will Come
- In Your Own Time
- Sea Fog
International release date : 7 mai 2012
USA/Canada release date : 7 mai 2012
Notes : The album reached number 1 of UK charts the first week of its release.
Packaged in a hardback A4 size coffee table book, the Deluxe Box Set includes:
- Strangeland deluxe edition CD album.
- DVD featuring five live performances, album trailers and behind the scenes footage.
- The 20+ page book features exclusive photos from the making of the album, taken by Alex Lake.
Fearful child have faith in brighter days
Winter’s hand will freeze your heart again
Lay down your load
To all the things that you don’t know
Fading light may make a fool of me
Lay down your load
Of all the things that you don’t know
Cause you are young
The song title first appeared in Tim’s head as he simultaneously lost and found himself among a huge crowd of music lovers at Glastonbury. It was the realization that « you’re never too old to
« This is quite a philosophical song. I think more than anything it’s a message to myself to try and stay young at heart. It definitely feels like a message to my daughter too, in places. And also from the beginning it always made me think of standing in a crowd at a festival, a huge mass of people united by a feeling of bliss and freedom, which are things that are most easily associated with being young – as you get older it gets harder to find that feeling, and I love the idea that music can lift us out of ourselves, make us forget our everyday troubles, make us feel young. I also think the line ‘You’ve got to bring some good into this world’ pretty much sums up my view of being a human being – I kind of feel that bringing some good into the world is about the best thing you can hope to do in life. I’d say it’s the reason we make music. » (Tim, keanemusic.com)