Listen to Russian Farmer's Song

15 Dec 2013

Here's Russian Farmer's Song, which is a brand new track taken from the Deluxe Edition of The Best Of Keane. Let us know what you think in the comments (we always like reading your comments!).

Comments (29)

This song is so unbelievably good. Keane's B-sides are often better than other bands' album releases! (I'm lookin' at you, Coldplay.)

Posted by cup + penny at 5:55pm, 15 Mar 2014

I just have to say that, this is THE BEST song from Keane so far....! especially LOVE the part: "In the summer when the rain begins, better hurry don't bide your time......" My husband and I always sing that part on the top of our lungs everytime we play this over and over on my iPod! Tim is a truly amazing songwriter. Please please please please play them LIVE!!

Posted by avilgood at 12:40am, 06 Jan 2014

You guys should do a Harlem Shake. Keane fans, support me on this.

Posted by lulu99 at 12:45pm, 04 Jan 2014

This song is just incredible ! It reminds me very old songs at your very first beginnings, like Emily, Wolf at the door or Closer now... By the way you indicated on the cover that Dominic Scott played the guitar part, so... maybe it could be one of your very old songs you re-orchestrated ? :) Anyway, great job guys ! And thanks to make us dream with your awesome songs ! Greeting from Belgium / Holland

Posted by Super Wallon at 11:58am, 30 Dec 2013

I love it ! The sweet melody combined with Tom's heavenly voice takes me on a dream-like journey which ends too soon. The guitar solo is magic, is it true Dominic played it ? Thank you guys for this gem !

Posted by french burning heart at 1:14pm, 27 Dec 2013

I feel like I'm in heaven when I listen to this song, it is so beautiful! Thank you Keane and especially Tim for creating this gem!

Posted by Marigold at 10:18am, 27 Dec 2013

Absolutely beautiful song..all 6 minutes of it! Have been listening to it on repeat! Tom's voice is so amazing as usual and this song proves that Tim is a songwriting genius!

Posted by Fly-To-Me-Keane at 12:01am, 23 Dec 2013

I am in love with this song...It takes me to many places from the beginning to the end, the lyrics, the piano and Tom's Voice... It is very addictive. Thank you for another meaningful and great song.

Posted by -eve- at 2:42am, 22 Dec 2013

is an art this song... i love it so so soooo much. thank u guys also i love WON'T BE BROKEN and all of songs greetings from Mex. tim i love you thakn u ever for everything ;) :D

Posted by gabriela at 4:04pm, 21 Dec 2013

Please, when we will get the immeasurable delight seeing this gem live?

Posted by angelrosie2011 at 5:06pm, 20 Dec 2013

I love it! evoques paranoid android for me in the begining, am I crazy?

Posted by sonygarza at 10:41pm, 19 Dec 2013

That God ALWAYS bless and protect all you!!!! I love you so much Boys!!!! Kisses and Hughs from the country that always will love you and miss you!....PARAGUAY!!!! :) Have a good night!

Posted by dianachaplin at 9:03pm, 19 Dec 2013

Hi Boys!!!! I love this beautiful and perfect song!!!! It's AMAZING!!! CONGRATULATIONS BOYS!!!! I miss you so much Boys,so so so so much!!!!

Posted by dianachaplin at 9:00pm, 19 Dec 2013

That song is like a piece of artwork - Its just beautiful! Tim songs vary so much in style its amazing I can count the songs I dont like one hand (actually maybe on two digits). And then there is Mr Chaplin's singing! Lets hope you dont stay split up forever! Cant wait to hear Tom's album though!

Posted by AnnetteM at 1:16pm, 18 Dec 2013

I’m from Holland. English isn’t my mother tongue, but I taught it for many years. When I play a Dutch song, I hear and understand the words easily and the meaning of a song is usually clear. But when I hear an English song, the first things that strike me are the melody: the sound of the voice(s) and the music. Only when they ‘please‘ me, I start listening to the words. Then comes the translation and the interpretation. As many of your songs appear like poems to me, that isn’t always straightforward. I suppose it works in this way for all people whose mother tongues aren’t English. After I bought the Best of book I listened to the B-sides every day, because they were much newer to me than the well-known singles. (I only discovered Keane last year, unfortunately.) The Russian farmer’s song really stood out. I think it compares to Myth, a song I like equally well. Both more or less stories. The wonderful voice of Tom Chaplin (which just doesn't tire to listen to), the marvellous instrumental accompaniment of Tim, Jessy and Richard make this song stand out. Throughout the day lines from the song and the music keep drifting into my head. I should say that explains enough about the strength of this song. Thanks Keane! JoyceG from Holland P.S. I think it wonderfully nice of you that you are interested in our comments and read what we write to you!

Posted by JoyceG at 12:21am, 18 Dec 2013

Perfect song, this is my favourite song! It's like a film soundtrack! I don't understand the meaning very well the lyrics, maybe It would be my english :-( If someone can explain me. Thank you !!

Posted by mapachi at 9:56pm, 17 Dec 2013

Russian Farmer's SONG I fell in LOVE * the melody is wonderful voice TOMY enhances tenderness text! BRAVO to you is still FANTASTIC !! BIG KISSES TO ALL FROM FRANCE **je vous adoreeeeeeeeeee

Posted by choupette94 at 9:16pm, 16 Dec 2013

Blend of different emotions is the beauty of this song. If this song does not touch your heart, then nothing can. The lyrics are words emanating through heart. No one but Tom can do justice to the voice of the song. One of the best compositions by KEANE.

Posted by ANURAGK01 at 6:36pm, 16 Dec 2013

KEANE HQ,..even though the guys are taking a break I'm glad you are keeping this site going and keeping us in the loop...so a sincere "thank you" to you and everyone and anyone who is involved....

Posted by Nina at 2:50pm, 16 Dec 2013

I agree with all commments that have been posted here so far. A true gem this is. Keane´s Bohemian Rhapsody.

Posted by Gudrun (Austria) at 2:33pm, 16 Dec 2013

Has to be one of the most beautiful songs ever by Keane. Such strong vocals on this song. With the release of this song Keane come full circle before they go on hiatus as it has the same haunting quality to it that songs on Hopes and Fears have.

Posted by sss86 at 1:00pm, 16 Dec 2013

It's a great song, but hey what's new. I'm glad it takes 6.36 min. because the last two minutes are so very beautiful.

Posted by jado72 at 11:54am, 16 Dec 2013

Oh, and I forgot to mention that it was perfect the last song of TBOK ending with Dominic's guitar solo ;-)

Posted by Beth at 11:38am, 16 Dec 2013

I can't say how much this brilliant song touched my heart. The first weekend I downloaded RFS, I listened to it more than 120 times - I'm not kidding. Can't imagine why you keep it for too long unreleased, but I understand that it reached the light of day at the propper time, it's the best way to finish the first ten years, and of course letting the doors open to the best that it yet to come ;-) All the best from The Frog Prince Squad.

Posted by Beth at 11:36am, 16 Dec 2013

This is the first time I write a comment on the site. I just signed up because I wanted to give my opinion on this beautiful song. For me it is always a pleasure to hear a new song. Russian Farmer's song is absolutly perfect. It lasts more than 6 minutes, which is great. The musical introduction is truly original. Tom's voice is so clear and beautiful on this song. I wanted to say that Tom has made ​​much progress vocally during these ten years. The melody is great and Tim always has so much talent to compose sublime songs. A word also to the brilliant Richard and Jesse, you are also great. Long life to Keane !!!!

Posted by bibounette at 10:22am, 16 Dec 2013

Transition (3:43-3:56) and second part of this sounds like a shining sun from the last summer of my childhood. Thanks, guys!

Posted by FRL at 10:11am, 16 Dec 2013

Tonight, I’m going to sleep listen the sound of this song, over and over!... It’s so beautiful and so peaceful!.. Makes you dream and wonder so many things!...

Posted by helena1502 at 11:15pm, 15 Dec 2013

Again, another powerful song! And again, the astonishing work of Tim with the piano. The beginning of this song it´s simply amazing, so intense, so deep!... Congrats Tim!

Posted by helena1502 at 10:38pm, 15 Dec 2013

Beautiful song. Love everything you guys do! :-)

Posted by belle98 at 9:46pm, 15 Dec 2013

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