‘Boat Accident’ is a combination of infectious guitars and ethereal synths creating a contagious sound which resonates with the listener long after the song has come to a close. The track follows his debut solo song, ‘Restless Legs’, and title track, ‘Prismism’.
Prismism is the result, a collection of 14 tracks – with all the instruments, save some drum parts, played by Keuning himself – which, like the title says, sees things from all sides, focusing on details without missing the big picture. The album examines our basic relationships and interactions, with family, friends and co-workers, how one can feel trapped by their surroundings, as well as those that rely on them, emotionally and/or professionally. The album is inspired by the very thing that brought him here in the first place – the music.
“The lyrics speak for themselves,” Dave says of the first single. “’Got restless legs/And a restless heart,’ that’s just what came pouring out of me. It was all I could think of… No other subjects came to mind. It was all I had. The beauty of the words is they’re open-ended enough that you can relate them to your own situation.”
Following years of touring the UK with one of the world’s best live bands The Killers, Keuning plays his debut solo UK shows next month showcasing his brand new material, with a date at Manchester’s Night & Day on 9th December and London’s Dingwalls on 10th December. Tickets on sale now