It’s for charity, be nice. Charity, be nice. Charity, nice. Nah, can’t do it. Sorry War Child.
Released to raise money for said charity (read all about it here), ‘The Night Sky’ is your typical* Keane *single: sloppy, gloopy, saccharine, slushy, plinky-plonky, meh. The story of a child’s perspective on being embroiled in a war-torn town – whose sole wish is for only streetlights to brighten the night sky (instead of bombs, you see?) – it lacks the necessary bite in the hands of musicians who barely shift beyond second gear in the name of a bigger cause. This is so pedestrian, so without impact; it’s a space-filling five-minute hum, just long enough for DJ In Question to take a piss.
And Keane’s take on ‘Under Pressure’? War Child should pay us_ to hear such a cover. So, while there’s no doubting the good intentions of _‘The Night Sky’, it’s as close to a ‘Lucky’ as Tottenham Hotspur are to achieving European qualification this season.
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