FM Recommends: MAX AND HARVEY’s IN MY DNA

“This song means more to us than anything we’ve ever put out into the world. We wanted to tell Granpop’s story and talk about his life and it took us a long time to work out the perfect way to do that."
9 April 2021

By Frank Bell

Social media sensations, X-Factor Celebrity finalists, and all-around nice guys, Max & Harvey are back with their heartfelt new single, In My DNA via Frtyfve Records, a touching and powerful tribute to their grandfather, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  

This is their first single of the year, and the follow-up to Worry a Little Less, which we liked at the end of last year – see here.

This one shows a different side to the duo, they call it their most personal track yet and we can see why. Here’s what they have to say:  “This song means more to us than anything we’ve ever put out into the world. We wanted to tell Granpop’s story and talk about his life and it took us a long time to work out the perfect way to do that. Whilst writing the song we also had in the back of our minds, the sad fact that our Grandma had been diagnosed with cancer. Sadly she recently passed away, but we were able to play this song before we lost her, and when she heard it she started to cry. The fact that she knew right away exactly what the song was about meant a lot to us, and we’re so sad she couldn’t be around to see the world hear it.  With the current global situation, we wanted to let everyone else hurting from loss or not being able to be with their grandparents know that they’re not alone.” 

There’s lots more new music lined up for this summer as the boys prepare for their ‘This is Not A Phase’ 10-date tour which starts on August 11th in Glasgow. Full dates below and for tickets see here

2021 TOUR DATES – THIS IS NOT A PHASE

August 11th Wednesday – Sec Lomond Suite, Glasgow @ 7:00pm

August 12th Thursday – O2 Academy 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne @ 7:00pm

August 13th Friday – O2 Academy 2, Sheffield @ 7:00pm

August 14th Saturday – O2 Academy 2, Birmingham @ 7:00pm

August 16th Monday – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool @ 7:00pm

August 17th Tuesday – The Globe, Cardiff @ 7:00pm

August 19th Thursday – O2 Academy Islington, London @ 7:00pm

August 20th Friday – Epic Studios, Norwich @ 7:00pm

August 21st Saturday – The Bodega Social Club, Nottingham @ 7:00pm

August 23rd Monday – Engine Rooms, Southampton @ 7:00pm

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