Maxïmo Park’s new album “Nature Always Wins” is out now via Prolifica Inc. Recorded and released during unquestionably the most challenging period for any artist, and pieced together remotely across the Atlantic with producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Deerhunter), “Nature Always Wins” arrives as some of the band’s most impassioned, stirring, and ambitious work to date.
Hear the album in full now HERE…
Through the course of new singles such as the psychedelic Child Of The Flatlands, Baby, Sleep’s playful indie-pop, the jerky and animated I Don’t Know What I’m Doing, and the widescreen rumination of All Of Me, the band have entered into a thrilling new era; one that ties together their story to date in a most cohesive way.
Talking about releasing the record through this time, singer Paul Smith said: “We’re really proud of the album and even though it’s our seventh, we get as excited about the release day as if it was the first time. It’ll be strange not to be able to go out and see it in the shops, but it’s nice to think that these songs might provide listeners with some uplifting moments during the pandemic and beyond.”
Today, the band are also sharing a lyric video for the album’s poignant centrepiece Why Must A Building Burn?. Smith continues: “Why Must A Building Burn? is a snapshot of ordinary lives touched by tragedy in different ways. I think the heavy subject matter is alleviated, and made more resonant, by the effervescent music. I was thinking of how Prince does that brilliantly in ‘Sign O’ The Times’ when we wrote the song.”
Maxïmo Park also have a busy live schedule planned, the first point of call being their live-streamed show from The Riverside, Newcastle, which takes place Saturday March 6th at 8:30pm GMT. Fans can get access to the live stream by purchasing an album bundle with ticket HERE.
Praise for “Nature Always Wins”
“Fans won’t be disappointed with this more mature, hopeful-against-the-odds offering.” – The Arts Desk
“Nature Always Wins finds frontman Paul Smith on impassioned form… beneath the free-wheeling punk posture of “I Don’t Know What I’m Doing” is an affecting reflection on the anxieties of parenthood.” – DIY
“Stacked with catchy art-pop singles” – Dork
“One of their most ambitious and affecting records yet” – Gig Wise 8/10
Maxïmo Park – “Nature Always Wins” track listing:
1. Partly Of My Making
2. Versions Of You
3. Baby, Sleep
5. All Of Me
6. Ardour (featuring Pauline Murray)
7. Meeting Up
8. Why Must A Building Burn?
9. I Don’t Know What I’m Doing
10. The Acid Remark
11. Feelings I’m Supposed To Feel
12. Child Of The Flatlands
Feature photo credit: Em Cole
Watch the lyric video for ‘Why Must A Building Burn’: