英國太陽報今早發佈訊息聲稱 Keane 將在下個月發行《The Best Of Keane》精選輯後宣布解散好讓主唱 Tom Chaplin 可以專心製作及主導創作的 Tim Rice-Oxley 能有更多時間為其它歌手寫歌 ; 隨後樂團也謹慎的向報社證實這項消息表明樂團未來將暫時休團，Keane發言人表示：「Keane 在發行《Best Of Keane》後會休團去完成他們的個人計畫。」
Keane 在 1997年成軍期間完成四張錄音室專輯，最近一張在去年發行的專輯《Strangeland》一舉拿下英國專輯排行榜冠軍，也讓樂團拿下兩座 Brit Awards，期間 Rice-Oxley 和 Gwen Stefani 及 Kylie Minogue 共同完成多首創作。
《The Best Of Keane》將在11月11日發行，收錄20首經典歌曲及兩首新歌「Higher Than The Sun」及「Won’t Be Broken」，昨天 Keane 也發表優美的「Snowed Under」 鋼琴配樂版影片，「Snowed Under」將收錄在豪華版精選輯DVD中。
October 20, 2013 11:59
Keane confirm they are ‘taking a break’ to work on solo projects
Keane have confirmed they are “taking a break” after they release their ‘Best Of’ album next month.
A story published in The Sun on Sunday today (October 20) claims the band are to split after 16 years so singer Tom Chaplin can make a solo album and main songwriter Tim Rice-Oxley can focus on penning hits for other artists.
However, at present the band’s official line is more cautious. “Keane are taking a break after the ‘Best Of’ to pursue their own projects,” a spokesman for the band told the newspaper.
Keane formed in 1997 and have seen each of their four studio albums – 2004’s ‘Hopes And Fears’, 2006’s ‘Under The Iron Sea’, 2008’s ‘Perfect Symmetry’ and last year’s ‘Strangeland’ – make Number One on the UK’s Official Albums Chart. The band have won an Ivor Novello and two Brit Awards and and Rice-Oxley has co-written songs with Gwen Stefani and Kylie Minogue.
‘The Best Of Keane’ will be released on November 11 and features 20 tracks including two brand new songs ‘Higher Than The Sun’ and ‘Won’t Be Broken’. Keane are set to play an intimate gig at the Forum in Tunbridge Wells this Friday (October 25).
Meanwhile, it was reported earlier this week (October 16) that Lily Allen, who is known to be a big fan of the band, is to soundtrack this year’s John Lewis Christmas TV advert with a cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’.