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The Maine Share Another Book Excerpt

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Maine have shared another excerpt from their book, You Are OK: Finding Your Way When Life Doesn’t Feel OK, on Medium:

    I found — or maybe she found me — the love of my life at the start of the Lovely Little Lonely Tour and have been extremely happy with my relationship for the past couple of years. But as a person, as an individual, I ended up stumbling upon some of those same feelings of anxiety and worry and dread at the start of writing this record. I think it just was a culmination of stress and thinking, “How much longer can I do this?” I was moving into a new place and worrying if I was going to be able to afford rent and all this shit. It just felt like the enormity of the world was solely resting on my shoulders. Going to write this record, it was like, “I don’t know what the fuck I’m going to do.” You Are OK sort of walked out.

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  2. mattylikesfilms


    Really interesting article.

    I like/love all of The Maine's records (after Can't Stop Won't Stop) but for me, their best record is always going to be Pioneer and now I know why.

    John Mentioned how all over the place it is musically and how he just wrote whatever he wanted to even if it didn't fit. I love that. Also, the record has Misery and When I'm At Home - 2 of my all-time favorite Maine songs.

    Anyways - Maine marathon at the office begins now!
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  3. Mr. Serotonin Apr 19, 2019
    (Last edited: Apr 19, 2019)
    Mr. Serotonin

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    When I'm At Home is so :fire: :fire: :fire:

    EDIT: I forgot Some Days was on Pioneer. Whoa. Thought it was from B&W.
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  4. mattylikesfilms


    I pretty much love every single song on Pioneer. I can't say the same for any of their other releases. The rest are great but there's always a few songs I think are just alright and borderline filler.

    After listening to all their records today?

    Pioneer > You Are OK > Forever Halloween/American Candy > Lovely Little Lonely >> Black and White >>>>>>> Can't Stop Won't Stop
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  5. Mr. Serotonin

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    I can’t say cause almost each has a top song for me except for B&W, and FH. It’d prolly be somethin like LLL>Pioneer=AC>YAO>the rest

    Really depends on my mood though. They write entire records based off of a mood haha. I love it.
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  6. Brent

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    B&W is insanely forgettable... like, absolutely cannot think of a single song off that album. Not sure how that came about, but it's just so bad every time I try listening to it.

    Pioneer > LLL > American Candy > You Are OK > Forever Halloween > CSWS >>>>>>>> B&W
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  7. mattylikesfilms


    Not a fan of B&W at all but I do love Inside of You and like Every Road, Don’t Stop Now, and Color.
  8. Mr. Serotonin

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    Yeah I like Inside of You a lot but that’s it
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