Listen to Keane’s ‘Tear Up This Town’ — Catchy, Uptempo and Lovely (Video)


The British rock band Keane has a new song out from the soundtrack of the upcoming fantasy movie A Monster Calls. Called ‘Tear Up This Town‘, the song was written over several months as band member Tim Rice-Oxley spent time on the A Monster Calls set trying to capture the feel of the movie so the song would fit perfectly.

The result is a song that is, of course, quintessential Keane with the the piano as the lead instrument and Tom Chaplin’s distinctive vocals, but also quite a bit more up tempo than much of what we have heard in the last few albums. And definitely incredibly catchy.

Tear Up This Town‘ is, of course, the first new music from Keane since 2013 when the band released two new singles for their last album The Best of Keane.

A Monster Calls is directed by Spanish director Juan Antonio Bayona (The Orphanage), and stars Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Liam Neeson and Sigourney Weaver. It is due for release on December 23rd.

Meanwhile watch Keane’s ‘Tear Up This Town‘ in the music video below.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered anime, manga, K-drama and music news for over a decade.