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The Maine’s John O’Callaghan On New Music: “It’s Turning Out Really Uplifting”

Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers 28 August 2020 at 19.07

The new era is coming. 

As The Maine pull the curtain down on the 'You Are OK' era, attention will soon be turning to what is next.

According to vocalist John O'Callaghan, it's been coming out very naturally. 

In our recent Video Call with him and drummer Pat Kirch, he had this to say:

"We didn’t do a lot of talking. I think just learning from ‘You Are OK’, what I didn’t enjoy about it was the overthinking of it. On this one it was really important for me and for our band to do what we felt like what wanted to do. Not guessing what we thought people wanted to hear. Not to say that we’ve done that in the past but I think it was imperative.

"Given all the circumstance in the world, it’s turning out really uplifting and very poppy. I don’t know if that will turn people off. I felt like it was an odd place to be mentally in my headspace, it’s been a trying time. But these songs were just coming out naturally. I feel like this is an authentic place for The Maine to live."

Cannot. Wait. 

You can catch up with the full interview below:

You can still pick up a copy of Rock Sound with the band on the cover from the beginning of the 'You Are OK' era from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV


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