Maxïmo Park return with new single 'Child Of The Flatlands'

Following on from the release of their much-loved studio album 'Risk To Exist' in 2017 and the standalone single 'North By North East' the following year, Maxïmo Park have now returned with a brand new single.

The new track 'Child Of The Flatlands' comes accompanied with a stunning new video from visual innovator Greg Hodgson.

Speaking about the new offering, frontman Paul Smith said, "'Child Of The Flatlands' is an affectionate look at both the psychic and physical edgelands of the town where I grew up, punctuated by snapshots of modern Britain as viewed from a distant hillside. It's about the inevitability of nature (in all senses of the word) over the order we try to impose on it. The quiet, melancholy choruses lament the loss of community spaces for marginalised people, and the overall pace is meant to evoke a long walk, collaging found sound, strings and insistent piano to create a mildly psychedelic pop odyssey.

"We commissioned Greg Hodgson to reflect the distorted blur of youth through his VHS lens, and to create a dreamlike vision of Teesside that reflects the episodic nature of the music. Hopefully viewers will recognise something of their own youth, playing in places where nature encroaches upon the urban landscape."

Check out the new video for 'Child Of The Flatlands' in the player below.

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