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The Maine Share Origins of Video for Taking Back Sunday Collaboration “Loved You a Little”: Exclusive

Featuring Taking Back Sunday's Adam Lazzara and Charlotte Sands

The Maine Loved You a Little Origins Taking Back Sunday Adam Lazzara Charlotte Sands New Single Stream
Adam Lazzara, Charlotte Sands, and John O’Callaghan
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    Our recurring new music feature Origins offers artists a platform to share exclusive insights into their latest release. Today, John O’Callaghan of The Maine breaks down the veteran alternative band’s new single, “Loved You a Little.”


    As shown by the runaway success of When We Were Young Festival, 2000s nostalgia is at an all-time high. The Maine are one of the most consistent bands to come out of that era, having maintained a constant presence in the scene since breaking out more than a decade ago in 2008. Today, the Phoenix veterans have released their first single of 2022, “Loved You a Little” featuring Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara and rising singer Charlotte Sands.

    A pop punk anthem that’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, “Loved You a Little” features The Maine’s lead singer John O’Callaghan trading sing-a·long vocals with Lazzara and Sands. As O’Callaghan tells Consequence, the song was expressly written with Lazzara in mind.

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    “The trademark dueling vocals of John Nolan and Adam Lazzara are what I fell madly in love with back when I first heard Tell All Your Friends,” O’Callaghan tells Consequence. “I knew I was going to ask Adam to sing on it and before he had the time to say no, I decided to write both parts in case he did. I really tried to lean into the trading off almost as if we were both telling the same story but from different perspectives.”

    He continues, “Like a G, Adam delivered the exact same energy I’ve seen and heard from him ever since that first time I saw TBS at Bash On Ash in Tempe back in 2002, and we are goddamn excited that he agreed to be a part of this thing!”

    Watch the “Loved You a Little” video below, followed by O’Callaghan’s full Origins of the track.

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    Last year, The Maine released their eighth studio album, XOXO: From Love & Anxiety In Real Time, which included their biggest hit to date, “Sticky.” Beginning in March, the alt-rockers are embarking on a headlining tour in support of the LP. Snag your tickets here.


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