Words by Nic Angeles | Photo by Joel H. Garcia
“Who would’ve thought we would be making our 8th album in 13 years?”, asks The Maine with a new record in the works, and the band has shared with fans a little glimpse into Album No. 8.
It was earlier this year, in the middle of March, when frontman John O’Callaghan took to Instagram to let fans know that “your dads are going to go away for a while and write our bbs a new album.”
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Hello my bastards, it’s John. Your dads are going to go away for a while and write our bbs a new album. Any ideas on what the new music should sound like? Also, what should I call it? Everything is going to be fine…right? Thank you. ————————————————— #workingdads #dadsworking #fatherjobs #dadjobs #dadswhorock #rockdads #rockerdadsofinstagram #weareallunclesnow #outoftouchrockers #internetgod #cyberlord #onlinejesus #fuckthewholefifthgrade #dumpsterjuice #dontwakedaddy #8123 #warmmilk
They’ve recently shared a short clip of conversations taking place as they create new music—of waiting for moments to happen for songs to click; of taking the task to make them sound fucking awesome; of the need to have the openness on the songs to make them come to life. Here’s a preview:
TM album 8. A work in progress. Who would’ve thought we would be making our 8th album in 13 years? pic.twitter.com/TQAdlbkNR2
— The Maine (@themaine) June 24, 2020
The upcoming album, slated for release in 2021, follows 2019’s You Are OK.
Now, who’s excited for TM8? PULP