Naming yourself after Mozart is the kind of statement of self-belief that – along with calling your debut album ‘Greatest Hits’ – sets you up for a massive fall. Sure, unfounded bravado in infancy is a prerequisite for any new act, but this kind of bigger-than-Jesus boasting without an album to your name should by rights be career suicide.
Luckily for Max McElligott, he has the goods (or at least one good so far) to back it up, a song so epic and optimistic and bombastic Johann might well be chuffed.
If you read his Radar feature a while back you’ll have a fair idea of his MO. “I love drama and abhor mediocrity” he told us, “my life philosophy is to rise above the banal”. And on a day when I’ve heard banality writ repetitively on the stereo thanks to the Arctic Monkeys’ latest, this couldn’t come soon enough.
Our remix comes from Oregon band Baby Monster. Single’s out Monday. Tour starts same day. (I say tour, it’s a tour of central London).
Download the Baby Monster remix of Pieces Of You here
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