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Four years have elapsed since Keane's last album "Perfect Symmetry"; two since "Night Train", the mini-LP which followed its three full-length predecessors to the top of the British album charts, securing them a place in pop history. If Keane's feverishly loyal fan-base wondered what the group's next album would sound like, they weren't the only ones. In the eight years following the release of 2004's 9x platinum Brit award winning "Hopes & Fears", every Keane album has marked a clear progression from the previous one: the anxious emotional terrain mapped out by "Under The Iron Sea"; the iridescent poptimism of "Perfect Symmetry" featuring the electro charged hit song 'Spiralling', voted Q Magazine's 2008 Song Of The Year. But what next? It was a question that Tim had asked himself from time to time. "I felt that on Perfect Symmetry, I had allowed myself to get as excited by textures as much as the actual songwriting. In the wake of that, I spent a lot of time thinking about what it is that makes a song magic."