On the 7th of April, The Maine released their new album. If you're not familiar with The Maine, they are an American alternative rock band from Tempe, Arizona, formed in 2007. They've released 6 full length albums, a Christmas release, and a handful of EPs. They've completed 11 headline tours, co-headlined on several, and have been the opening act for bands such as All Time Low. They have also featured on Warped Tour in the US.
Composed of five members, John O'Callaghan (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jared Monaco (guitar), Kennedy Brock (guitar & backing vocals), Garret Nickelson (bass guitar), and Pat Kirch (drums), The Maine are at the top of their game currently, and this latest release shows that.
Lovely, Little, Lonely is composed of 12 songs, 3 of which are interludes named after the album title, "Lovely", "Little", and "Lonely". They have stayed true to themselves with their signature chilled out guitar, drums that make you want to drive with your windows down, songs that flow into each other seamlessly, and lyrics that could only have come from the genius mind of John O'Callaghan. Spacey and chilled, this is one of those albums you can listen to with your eyes closed and feel like you're floating.
- Don't Come Down
- Bad Behaviour
- Black Butterflies & Deja Vu
- Do You Remember? (The Other Half of 23)
- The Sound of Reverie
- Lost In Nostalgia
- I Only Wanna Talk To You
- How Do You Feel?
I was going to try and do a breakdown of each song, but it would honestly just be a mess of me sobbing, dancing, and "THIS IS MY FAVOURITE ONE!" But instead, I will tell you if you don't have enough time to listen to the whole album, definitely listen to Bad Behaviour, Black Butterflies & Deja Vu, Taxi, and Lost In Nostalgia.
The Maine are the only band that I have consistently bought all of their albums. Sorry, McFly & 5SOS, but even you guys have released some questionable songs. However, The Maine get it so spot on every single time, and I'm more than happy to continue giving these guys all of the love, recognition, support, and money they deserve.
If you're looking for your summer album, this is it. I know it's only April, but I believe this release has set the standard for 2017, it truly is one of the best albums I have ever heard.
Thank you for reading, and as always,
I'll see you next time, then.