This is the title track of English alternative rock band Keane's fourth album. Pianist Tim Rice-Oxley told NME the record was more deeply felt than before. "It's a very emotional album," he said. "The title track is about setting off in a certain path in life and thinking it's going to go one way, but finding out life's taken a detour. Pretty much every song on the album is about that. (But) it's a more hopeful record than it might sound!"
Strangeland was co-produced by Dan Grech-Marguerat and its sound was inspired by What Did You Expect From The Vaccines, which was also helmed by the English producer. Speaking to NME, Rice-Oxley said: "We loved what (producer) Dan Grech did on The Vaccines album. It had just come out. He'd also done stuff with Radiohead and produced the second Howling Bells album, which I loved. As luck would have it, Dan was a massive Keane fan, so we ended working with him."
Strangeland debuted at #1 on the UK album chart making Keane the first act since The Beatles to do so with their first five studio releases (their four long players plus the EP Night Train).
"Big Love" is a showcase song for Lindsey Buckingham and the first single from Fleetwood Mac's 1987 album Tango In The Night, but he left the group soon after the album was released and the band didn't perform it live until he returned 10 years later.