Maximo Park Discuss "Risk To Exist"
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:05:14
Maxïmo Park's Paul Smith is a humble and warm-hearted man whose energized stage antics have been electrifying stages as he delivers sharply barbed lyrics of social awareness and personal reflection. His band's new album Risk To Exist is perhaps their most forthright release in years. Political bullying, the odd validation of fear, and a struggle for peace and empathy are the key elements here. Smith bring some of the sharpest penmanship of his career on an album that was recorded all live in Wilco's Loft studio in Chicago.
Speaking ahead of album release ARTISTdirect's Christopher Friedmann caught up with Paul Smith just after rehearsals for a summer of live dates and touring the new material. Talk turned to the influence of American sounds, the importance of making connections with the creative process, and just why it's important to reach out and touch the crowd.
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