Say what you want about Keane’s new CD, but I’ve enjoyed it consistently since it was released back in October (was it only October?). In addition, they are making some interesting videos to accompany their progressively worse-charting singles, and “Perfect Symmetry” is no exception. Rather than resorting to some lame split screen effect a la “When Doves Cry”, they go the path of less-obvious, utilizing some beautiful natural shots edited into a mirror-wrapped soundstage performance from Tom Chapin.
The Radio 1 Chart Blog gets it right on Keane, making this brilliant observation:
…isn’t it strange that a certain demographic of indie fan has always had a hard time with Keane making the epic noise that they do, while applauding the Killers for doing a pretty similar thing? Aural bigness, yelpy vocals, the letter K…I mean, some consistency would be useful here, people!
Ah, the injustice of it all…