Thursday, January 12, 2012

Bag of Tricks: Keane, "Somewhere Only We Know"

A very cool, simple fill. At the 2:24 mark in the video, you can watch it played it so there's no question about how it's done. The drummer is Richard Hughes, who also sings.

I've loved this album since I first heard it in 2003, especially this tune. It's the kind of music you can listen to loud on a long drive by yourself. Or with a close friend that doesn't require a lot of conversation, just the occasional glance and nod that says, "Yep. Good tune, man. Love this tune."

Truth be told, though, I was introduced to Keane by a friend who shares my love of the pseudo-simplicity of pop music. It's easy to "get it," which is what makes it so popular. So I've spent more time analyzing and appreciating than just listening. But still, good tune, man. Love this tune.



  1. This song got me hooked on Keane as well. After that I fell in love with songs like bedshaped, spiraling, and love is the end. The lead singer's voice is so clear and awesome, and he has a pretty good big range. Thanks for posting the video!

  2. Thanks for checking in, Frank. All of the songs you mentioned are awesome! The other one I listen to almost daily is Everybody's Changing. Good, good stuff.


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