The Maine Announces Self-Titled Album, Shares Two New Songs “blame” & “how to exit a room”
American alt-rock band The Maine, consisting of John O'Callaghan (vocals), Kennedy Brock (guitar), Jared Monaco (lead guitar), Garrett Nickelsen (bass), and Pat Kirch (drums), announced their self-titled ninth studio album would be released on August 1, 2023.
It is their first body of work in two years since the 2021 album “XOXO: From Love and Anxiety in Real Time”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Colby Wedgeworth.
The band shared on social media, “Sometimes the stars line up in a charmed sort of way. They've somehow felt accidentally aligned for most of the last sixteen years. For some of you, you've had us for that whole stretch. At your house parties, at the library while you study for finals, in the car on the way to work, even at the first dances at some of your weddings. For all those moments when the universe seems to make sense, and even for those when it all goes to shit, we want to eternally thank you for having us.”
- They continued, “Before we began recording album nine, those same celestial bodies fell in line and for the first time in eight years we worked with Colby Wedgeworth; not only making a record we are unabashedly proud of, but we happened to stumble upon the opportunity to release our first self-titled record on a date that we'll only live to see once (barring major scientific developments). Some call it fate, some call it dumb luck, but either way we thank the stars for aligning us with you and with this brand new chapter of The Maine.”
From the album, the band released two new songs “blame” and “how to exit a room” on June 8, 2023.
Both songs were written by ohn O'Callaghan, Kennedy Brock, Jared Monaco, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, and Colby Wedgeworth. Produced by Garrett Nicholson.
The accompanying music video was directed by Guadalupe Bustos.
The band frontman John O'Callaghan said of “blame”, “In lieu of being too wordy, 'blame' was written to myself from myself. This tune is more or less about both placing and accepting blame for things I wish I could redo. The only rub is I can't go backwards, only forwards.”
- source : Apple Music