Maximo Park have shared their heartfelt new single ‘All Of Me’.
The North-East indie stalwarts are preparing to release their upcoming seventh album, Nature Always Wins, on February 26th through Prolifica. ‘All Of Me’ is another example of the band proving their doubters wrong, moving to distil claims that the band are now part of the so-called ‘indie landfill’ days of the mid-noughties. In contrast, Maximo Park just happened to be a guitar band who were doing their own thing a prolific indie period and found themselves caught in the trappings of a scene.
The band has proved over their last few albums that there is much more to Maximo Park than their often misconceived label. Led by the effervescent Paul Smith who oozes energy and vigour, ‘All Of Me’ has all of the above but it also shows the more introspective, inward-looking lyrics which isn’t the first thing that comes to people’s minds when they think of the group.
“It’s a love song about the power of song itself, buoyed by the uplifting music in the chorus,” Paul Smith explains about the track. “It’s also about domesticity and family life being valid subject matter for a pop song. The more intimate verses are bits of advice to someone who has changed your perspective on life. Big themes!”
Previously commenting about the upcoming record, Smith said: “After almost four years since Risk To Exist, we wanted to explore new musical territory (for us) without sacrificing our trademark melodic twists and heartfelt lyrics. As always, the passing of time looms large, although the songs contain more affection for the past than before, and there are occasional hints of the fractious, divided time that we live in.”
‘All Of Me’ sees Smith lay his heart on the line, and the synth-heavy track builds towards a euphoric chorus that gushes passion. Over 15-years since their debut album, Maximo Park have proved the test of the time, and their sound has matured with age, which continues to reflect where they are at any given moment.