Listen: Maximo Park – The National Health

Newcastle-based quintet Maximo Park have announced their return with a new song, ‘The National Health’, the title track from their forthcoming album (set to be released in June).

Talking about their new LP, frontman Paul Smith said:

“We’re in a global recession and everyone is being bombarded with bouncy, happy music. The nation is out of control and the record is about taking back control, and being a force for change in your own life. It can’t speak for everybody but it has its eyes and ears all around us… that’s always been a Maximo Park thing: look at yourself. See how you relate to yourself and hopefully someone else will have something in common with it. Our songs are built on empathy. I would hope it’s as vital a music as people would want to hear.”

After an average album in 2009′s Quicken the Heart, the band appears to have gone back the first album atmosphere that shot them to success in 2005.

Listen for yourself below and tell us what you think: