Newcastle indie rock band Maximo Park have announced the release of their sixth studio album titled 'Risk to Exist'.
For the the follow-up to 2014's 'Too Much Information', the band recruited Mimi Parker from acclaimed US band Low, who recorded the vocals on five of the album's tracks, including lead single 'Risk To Exist'.
About the LP, frontman Paul Smith said: 'The album is, ultimately, about empathy. Some songs are simple messages of solidarity and others are fuelled by anger at the elitist, established order of British society. There's a questioning of power throughout and a feeling that there must be a different way of structuring our society in order to alleviate inequality.
"Musically, the songs reflect more soulful and groove-based influences, allowing more space in the arrangements than ever before. The central idea is to align great pop melodies with songs that reflect the state of the nation."
Risk to Exist will be out on April 21. Pre-order your copy here, checkout the tracklist and have a listen to the title track below.
01. What Did We Do To You To Deserve This?'
02. Get High (No, I Don't)
03. What Equals Love?
04. Risk to Exist
05. I'll Be Around
06. Work And Then Wait
07. The Hero
08. The Reason I Am Here
09. Make What You Can
10. Respond To The Feeling