Tim's Strangeland track-by-track: #6 On The Road
6 - ON THE ROAD
This is the last song I wrote for the album. It started off feeling a bit more country, but gradually got more and more energetic. It's one of my favourites - I love the optimism of it. The feeling of being on an adventure, sleeping under the stars and so on is all stuff that I love - I had just been reading Woody Guthrie's Bound For Glory. And I think it has some of the grace and acceptance that recur in Watch How You Go and In Your Own Time. It's already a real highlight of the set when we play it live.
6 - ON THE ROAD
Es la última canción que compuse para el álbum. Comenzó con una cadencia más country, pero poco a poco fue ganando en energía. Es una de mis favoritas, me encanta su optimismo. La sensación de estar viviendo una aventura, durmiendo bajo las estrellas y demás, son cosas que me apasionan. Acababa de leer Bound For Glory de Woody Guthrie. Creo que recoge parte de la aceptación y la gentileza recurrente en Watch How You Go y en In Your Own Time. Se ha convertido en un punto álgido del repertorio en directo cuando la tocamos.
They used this song on a TV commercial for Extreme Makeover here in Norway last week! =)
I'm in the same boat as grumpel. The more I listen to the album, the more songs I come out loving. There are few (if any) Keane songs I wouldn't add to any playlist. But I love the way that this song and Neon River feel like they're describing my life right now. I'm a recent grad and looking to spread my wings as far as I can, and this just feels like the soundtrack to my life at the moment. Thanks as ever guys for making my life more enjoyable by being in it and making the music you do. I can't wait to hear this in concert next month at the Vic in Chicago! Keep being amazing!
and my favourite one is Black Rain right now :)
my FIRST favourite song from the album. I love that I keep having to re-evaluate my appreciation for each song on the album! Usually I have 1-2 favourites on an album that I rarely waver from but this is one of the ones where repeated listens can really change my perceptions.
SALUT TIM°°°le goût de la°° LIBERTE °° voilà ce que m'inspire cette chanson ;Partir en laissant son quotidien derriére soi en emportant que ses rêves; découvrir et admirer le paysage qui nous entoure ;Prendre son temps même pour les choses les plus insinifiantes...... oh !mon DIEU comme cela doit etre agréable °°°°°° dans le monde agitè d'aujourd'hui ce besoin de s''evader se fait ressentir d'avantage === lair trés rytmè de°° THE ROAD °° nous fait vivre ce voyage palpitan °°°°comme d'habitude c'est encore une chanson réussie ****STRANGELAND est vraiment MAGNIFIQUE °°°° GROS BISOUS °°
i can imagine me every morning, singing and almost dancing in the subway on the road to my school, jajaja is so cool greetings from Mexico
i love you Tim!!! that song is great!
Strangeland finally came today (thanks Amazon for taking your time!) and its all brilliant but I am really loving 'On The Road'. Please put on your set list when you play Bristol in June :)
ON THE ROAD IS BRILLIANT! IT'S A HAPPY, FEEL GOOD SONG! I LOVE IT! ONE OF MY FAVS TOO TiM :)
Although I consider myself a huge Keane fan, I must say that for me "On The Road" is by far the worst track on the album, maybe the worst song of all four albums. Energetic - yes, but that doesn't make a good song. These long stretched "go-oh"s and "know-oh"s just sound infantile to my ears. Sorry to say that, but these are silly musical ingredients normally applied by uninspired student combos, desperately trying to motivate the audience to clap their hands and sing-a-long the "oh"s. Somehow this track reminds me of songs by Meat Loaf. Charming guy, but I never liked his music. Don't get me wrong. Even if I have to dismiss "On The Road", I think the rest of the songs make "Strangeland" a great album! :) Greetings from Germany!
this song, and all song are great, i love your new work. it´s amazing the way that you grow in every new album!. go on
Such a great song! It's possibly my favourite of the album, well this is very hard to say, I'm not sure, I have so many favourities in this album!!! I had the privilege to listen to it live in Austin, and I agree with you, live is simply fantastic, so much energy!!! It's one of those songs that makes you sing at the top of your voice, stomp your feet and knock your head (and emabrasses you when you are doing that in your car and traffic lights are red ahahahah). I love it. Hugs, Simona
Tim, when we listen to this song we have the feeling that we are with you all on the road. The vibe is fine! Beijos, Regina.
Amazing song, Tim! well done! Thank you for writing a great, great album!! I really love it. Laura from Argentina.
Es un gustazo poder compartir esta sección con Tim. Durante estos días iré a comprarme el CD. Supongo que iré al FNAC. Todavía no sé si el sencillo ó el Deluxe con fotografías. Lluïsa. Barcelona.
Only real man can save the end of the world Is that so?
I miss Tom in "she has no time" voice
Amazing song xD
hello Tim, the song is perfect, really i like everything the CD, i love keane !!! say hello Tom :) Xoxo karla
Tom canta todo lindo. A cada tema le pone una energía diferente pero siempre vibrante. Tiene una voz maravillosa. Felicitaciones.
Me gusta mucho este tema, tiene una energía especial y muy buen ritmo. Felicitaciones.
how can it be that i feel a lot of thinks when i listen just 1 song? i think that its your feelings tim :D its great really, its not my favorite, but i liked :D love u guys a lot! ♥ greetings from mexico and my best wishes note: i don find the album in the mix-story :(
Espero poder comprar Strangerland pronto!! :/ por ahora digo que me encanta la canción y en general todos los adelantos del album ,espero con ansias poder verlos en vivo en mi querida Colombia!!!
I can't help but want to dance when I hear this song. I picture myself in a covertible, on the highway, blasting this song. Love it!
It's such a great up - meter, happy, major chords song to compliment the moodier, dreamy ones, and it's perfectly placed on the album. I was driving to see my daughter today, and I love listening to music in the car while going on a roadtrip. I listened straight through STRANGELAND today, and I was totally blown away! Two new songs that really opened my ears were "Day Will Come" and "In Your Own Time". I had not heard those from any of the shows that were made for videos on Youtube by fans. I feel like "On The Road" or "Day Will Come" will be the next single - or two! The flow from the songs, I have to keep going to the one before because they all are gems! I mean, the flow and textures from "Black Rain" through the end of "Sea Fog" is just so deep.
Guys, the entire album is fantastic! I totally loved it! You did and amazing job! When will you come to Chile?!?! I'M DYING HERE! Please come! I've never seen you guys live!
This is one of my favorites. This will the quite sing-a-long song when you guys play this live.
This is a massive song!! It's got so much energy and I can't keep still listening to it! Love it :D
Hola Tim. Es una canción rítimica, enérgica i positiva. Las notas del piano que marcan toda la canción. I también el interés para que el público participe de ciertos tonos que Tom dirige con la voz. Decirte que sigo tocando el piano i me planteo dedicarme mas tiempo al dia. Es un instrumento fascinante, elegante .... bien què te de decir ... precioso. Des de Barcelona un petó personal per tu Tim. T'estima Lluïsa.
I LOVE THE SONG!!!!!!!!11 ONE OF MY FAVORITIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My friend thinks it's the best song from Strangeland. He loves songs that sound cheerful! :D
Big partyyyy ;-)
I feel it will be a big part when played live too!! All the best from The Frog Prince Squad \o/