In preparation for Keane’s upcoming compilation album ‘The Best of Keane’, the band offer up a new exclusive track in order to promote the new album. ‘High Than The Sun’ sees Keane in very fine form offering up a very pop-rock orientated track, featuring a rather gentle style that seems to move away from the bands incredibly pumped up electro-pop days. It’s a fine single-release that features lovely composition, a gorgeous vocal performance that is sure to please fans of Keane. It seems to be one of the bands’ best written and performed songs in years since their debut release, but it seems the promotion of the single is ill-placed. Although ‘Higher Than The Sun’ is an incredibly enjoyable track, it can’t really build up hype for it’s upcoming album if it is only a best of compilation. Singles are a good way of introducing a certain sound or even just a taster for an upcoming album, but if that upcoming album compiles old songs together that we’ve actually all heard, then what is the point? It seems pointless buying an entire album of songs we already own, just for one song we don’t. Plus promoting an album containing the best of a band with a song that nobody knows is their best seems to be a rather confusing, yet very used concept. ‘Higher Than The Sun’ is certainly a good song, and worth downloading once it is released, but it is sadly unable to build hype for an album that actually doesn’t seem to have much of a purpose.
- ★★★★☆ 4/5
Album Hype Rating:
- ★★☆☆☆ 2/5
‘Higher Than The Sun’ is the first single from Keane’s upcoming compilation album ‘The Best Of Keane’ set for release on 11th November 2013.