As noted here, latter day Britpop icons Maximo Park return this summer with The National Health. The second single from the forthcoming album is the broken-hearted lament “Hips And Lips.” It’s a nice departure, which we’ll get to in a moment, but I’m more taken with the b-side — a remix from Scottish electro rockers Errors.
It’s rather reserved as remixes go, but it’s a great slow build that focuses on Paul Smith’s terrific chorus:
As for the original version, it substitutes synths for angular guitars in the verses, but the chorus is hook-filled bombast as usual:
Look for The National Health June 19th.