By Jackie Cular
The Maine’s last albums, Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop and Black & White were met with rave reviews. Their new release, Pioneer, hits stores and iTunes on December 6. Here is the Play By Play.
“Don’t Give Up on Us”—This up-tempo, light-hearted tune is a great way to open the album.
“Identify”—Lead singer, John O’Callaghan, suggests the listener stick out from the crowd, “don’t stand in line, identify.”
“I’m Sorry”—Here is a love song full of apologies, “I messed up again… I’m sorry I let you down”—honest and heart-felt.
“Jenny”—This down-tempo tune has twinges of country music influence as O’Callaghan promises “to be a better man.”
“Live We Did”—The good old days… The Maine wants listeners to “[live] like we did when we were young.”
“Misery”—This mid-tempo song has its country influence as O’Callaghan says, “stay away sweet misery… you’re not welcome anymore.”
“My Heroine”—The end of “Misery” takes a rougher turn to blend seamlessly into this track about a woman that is very addicting.
“Some Days”—Everyone has bad luck sometimes; the band hints that “some days, they taste like lemonade; some days can feel like razorblades.”
“Time”—Sometimes you just “need time to figure” things out in this radio-friendly tune.
“Waiting For My Sun to Shine”—This slightly southern rock tune is also ready for radio airplay.
“When I’m at Home”—A happy piano introduces and delightful tune where O’Callaghan is “just thinking of you” because he “needs you by my side.”
“While Listening to Rock & Roll…”—Sometimes “we’re just a little drunk and want to hear some rock and roll;” and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Pioneer is in stores today.
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