Maxthor – No One’s Gonna Save Us Song Review
Today we are featuring another promising synth rock artist; Maxthor, from Spain. We have reviewed his amazing song; No One’s Gonna Save Us, along with its character, style, story, potential and more.
Maxthor is another innovative synth/pop-rock artist I have discovered about a month ago with this addictive song; No One’s Gonna Save Us, off from his latest single with the same title, which was released in 2019. First of all, Maxthor’s delicious blend of different styles in his music immediately took me back to my childhood. And this was the plan, isn’t it? In this matter, he surely is another original version who is on the same path with another very successful band/project; Daft Punk. I strongly recommend you to check out his song while you read the rest of the article.
No One’s Gonna Save Us is a very successful piece of work with a magical atmosphere, irresistible energy, vibes from the ’90s, and top-class production. There are so many bands and artists out there remixing, covering, or creating their own versions of the 90’s disco songs such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and etc… As we all know, this has been a very trendy thing lately. The idea was so tempting only because it was easier than writing something original, and also had big potential to become a worldwide hit. I remember there was a time where most of the mainstream hit songs were cover versions of the 90’s hits. As you can remember from some of my previous articles that I am ok with it as long as the music feels good. Instead of following someone else’s way, Maxthor has done a slightly different thing, which is admirable. He blended disco, pop and rock hits together. In my book, this idea is much more innovative than what others have done so far. And you can also see on Maxthor’s streaming numbers, he is unsurprisingly very successful in his genre.
No One’s Gonna Save Us is mostly making the difference with its great overall feeling, rock’n’roll vibes, and modernized traditional instrumentation. Melodies are highly addictive. You listen to the song once and memorize this incredible memory forever. As you’ll also hear, it feels usual yet super fresh at the same time. And this is quite unique without a doubt.
Technically No One’s Gonna Save Us has top-class standards in every way. And I believe this was one of the reasons why it is so successful. Everything sounds super clean, clear, and have great harmony in general. The energy is so strong which immediately pulls the listener into its world. When I take all these into account, I’d like to say that I am well impressed by the style, understanding of music, and potential of Maxthor. Everything that belongs to his brand looks super professionally handled as well as his music. This very song will surely take him one step further in his career and bring so many die-hard fans to the club!
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Q1 – Hi! Congratulations on your latest single release “No One’s Gonna Save Us”! How is the feedback so far?
Thanks! The feedback has exceeded my expectations so far. I’m receiving a lot of messages from my followers showing their support and also I can tell the song is reaching a more rock/metal oriented audience who are now discovering my music. I couldn’t be happier.
Q2- How was the recording process? Where did you record the song? What were the most challenging factors?
As every Maxthor track, this one mixes acoustic and electronic instruments. Synths, bass and some percussion elements are purely electronic but I like them to have an analog touch. That’s why I’m using real vintage synths to record the new tracks, mostly a Kurzweil K2000. Besides these elements, I’m recording guitars using a Yamaha valve amp. You’ll find a lot of guitar layers on this one, clean and distorted. The drumkit is also a combination of electronic sounds and acoustic drums. And the last step is recording vocals. Everything is recorded at my own studio. As you see, every track goes through a long process. I’d say the most challenging factor is blending the acoustic and electronic parts together so everything sounds coherent.
Q3 – No One’s Gonna Save Us is the second single release by Maxthor in 2019. Should we expect an EP or an LP in the nearest future? What was the reason you have decided to make a single release but not an album in the first place?
I’ll release my new LP in early 2020. I like sharing a couple of songs as singles so people get familiar with the sound they’re gonna find on the album. Also, I think it’s important to keep the audience engaged so I’ve been releasing singles and covers since I launched my debut album in 2016.
Q4 – What is the best thing about writing a new song? or releasing a new album?
To be honest, the best thing is that once you release your stuff you’re free to start working on new tracks, hehe. Albums always help to define the project’s concept so every new release allows the artist to explore his/her sound and to add complexity to the band’s identity. Every song you write brings you closer to your “ideal” sound.
Q5 – What can you say to us about the “No One’s Gonna Save Us” release? What makes is special? And what Maxthor has achieved with this release?
This track is very important to me as it’s a good example of the general sound of the album. I wanted the guitars to be more present on my new songs, achieving that feeling you get when you listen to a metal track but with the addition of synths and electronic basses that make the sound stronger and unique. I know this style is not for everyone but I’m happy to see people is listening to it leaving their prejudices aside.
Q6 – Could you say this is the Ultimate Maxthor style? What can you tell us about the musical direction of Maxthor?
I guess the project will evolve in the next releases but I’m very satisfied with this direction. I’ve always been a metalhead and I love synths too so I feel really comfortable with this crossover between genres. One of the main reasons for this evolution is that we started playing live shows as a band recently with Pablo (drums) and Joaquin (keyboards) joining the project. I can tell the musical direction of Maxthor is heading to a full band sound.
Q7 – What makes a music band “Great”, in your opinion?
I guess what makes a band stand out is achieving a unique sound. I love when a band plays its own genre instead of repeating formulas. I think the best way to achieve that is by listening to a lot of different artists and bands and trying to make the music you’d like to listen to but you haven’t found it yet. If it doesn’t exist, take the risk and do it yourself.
Q8 – Top 5 albums which influenced Maxthor’s music?
-Dio “The Last in Line”.
-Michael Cretu “The Invisible Man”.
-Iron Maiden “Somewhere in Time”.
-Modern Talking “In the Middle of Nowhere”.
-Survivor “Eye of the Tiger”.
Q9 – Which bands you’d like to play live or tour with?
There are many artists and bands I admire. One of my favorite ones in the Synthrock scene is LeBrock, I really like how they use guitars and heavy vocals on their music so it would be great to share the stage with them. Also, I can’t wait for playing live with my friend Nightcrawler, who is a super talented Spanish producer. And, of course, playing in a big metal festival would be a dream come true.
Q10 – Tell us about Maxthor’s future plans.
My immediate plan is releasing the album and start playing live shows, so I hope 2020 is a busy year.
Q11 – Lastly, what would you like to say to our readers?
Hope you enjoy my music and thanks Metalhead Community for your support!