Maxïmo Park have shared a brand-new single, Merging Into You, ahead of the commencement of their very special Sïngular Tour later this month. Merging Into You is the second part of a double A-side single release with Great Art – which itself was a scathing attack on the right-wing rule that has decimated communities, and generational and international relations – and features a guest vocal appearance from Du Blonde. Singer Paul Smith comments on the song:
“Merging Into You’s organ sound reminds me of some of our early songs, which ended up on the flipside of our first singles. The song is a romantic look at the first, tentative moments of a relationship, enhanced by Du Blonde’s brilliant voice. We’re all fans of Beth’s music and she added a different texture to our sound, along with Faye MacCalman’s swooning sax that carries the song to its close.”
Hear ‘Merging Into You’ on streaming services here and watch the visualizer via YouTube below.
Buy the ‘Great Art’ / ‘Merging Into You’ 7-inch single here.
Maxïmo Park return to the stage in the UK at the end of September for the Sïngular Tour. As a band well-known for their album craft but equally beloved for their stand-out big-hitters, the Sïngular Tour is a rare chance to hear Maxïmo Park press play on the jukebox they’ve been meticulously curating over the last 18 years. Celebrating the art of the single, the band will perform the likes of Apply Some Pressure and Going Missing from their breakthrough debut album ‘A Certain Trigger,’ to All Of Me from their latest album ‘Nature Always Wins,’ via whirlwind fan-favourites like The National Health and Our Velocity. It will be a show unlike any they have presented before.
See the band on the Sïngular Tour at the following venues. Tickets are on sale now here.
Maxïmo Park – Sïngular Tour 2022
Fri 30 Sept – O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
Sat 01 Oct – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
Sun 02 Oct – Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool, UK
Tues 04 Oct – Tramshed, Cardiff, UK
Thurs 06 Oct – Academy, Manchester, UK
Fri 07 Oct – Roundhouse, London, UK
Sat 08 Oct – O2 Academy, Oxford, UK
Mon 10 Oct – O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
Weds 12 Oct – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
Thurs 13 Oct – Barrowland, Glasgow, UK
Fri 14 Oct – O2 City Hall, Newcastle, UK