Released 26th February 2021 via Prolifica Inc. & PIAS
An album of our times, Newcastle band Maximo Park return with their seventh record
Nature Always Wins
The album arrives as something of an examination, zeroing in on the notion of the
self, identity as a band, and that of humanity as a whole. The album’s title nods to the famous Nature vs Nurture debate. Discussing whether change is capable under the influence of time, perspective, environment or if we are destined to be bound by our own genetics, it asks, “who are we, and who do we want to be, and do we have any control over it?”.
“I'm so happy we were able to make this album during lockdown, as it's been a
challenging time for everyone. After almost 4 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” – frontman Paul Smith
CD / 1LP Turquoise vinyl / 2LP gatefold sleeve