The idea of being OK is an interesting thing. What does it mean to be OK, exactly? Does OK suggest that you’re stress-free without any sense of worries or dread? Or does it simply mean you welcome your reality and are capable of living life regardless of your surroundings?
Despite how you personally perceive the premise of feeling “OK,” emo rock staples The Maine want you to know that even if you don’t feel it now, you will be OK before long.
“Not everyone is OK all the time,” explains vocalist John O’Callaghan. “But just know that if you aren’t right now, you will be soon.”
Taking this belief and expanding upon it further, in preparation of their long-awaited forthcoming album aptly titled You Are OK, O’Callaghan has constructed a brand new spoken word poem.
Similar to 2012′s “Said & Done,” O’Callaghan’s latest is an uplifting look behind the vision for their seventh studio album. Paired with gorgeous scenery matching the cover art of their new record, “You Are OK” is a sincere and powerful punch of positivity a lot of us probably need to hear on a daily basis.
To check out O’Callaghan’s brilliant piece of art premiering exclusively on The Noise, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to not only pre-order a copy of The Maine’s new album before it hits stores this Friday but also grab tickets to see the band out on tour later this year here.