by Max Hopkins

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The pinnacle of summer; a culminating or turning point. A metaphor for heightened possibility. The reminder of good things to come and acknowledgement of things gone amiss. A time to take unnerving and exciting steps toward the newest version of yourself.

Solstice epitomizes my impressions of summer: adventure, exploration, liberation, reinvention, rediscovery, reconnection and revitalisation. I hope you enjoy as much in listening as I have in creating. Stay adventurous.



released June 28, 2017

Performed, recorded and mixed by Max Hopkins. Mastered by Jesse Northey.


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Max and the Minimums Lethbridge, Alberta

Intricacy and intimacy realized in versatile arrangements featuring thoughtful nature-driven lyrics and an affinity for engaging listeners through passionate delivery.

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Track Name: Solstice
Carried in on the shoulders of spring time
The peak of the season is at our feet
And the daylight begins to wane
As the sun etches through to the western shore

It comes on slow
We sang as the shadows spun
From the bases of the trees
And gave life to the leaves

Mountains are calling
Fleeting light is rushing in
Sounds of life ring clear through the evening haze

The sun is low
We sang as the stars shone down
In the wake of the fading light
And gave birth to the night

We breathed in the winds of change
And drank from the river of life
We wondered so far that we found ourselves
In the places we were all along

The sun went down
And we found all the things we had lost in the light
We sang as the sun came up
And the darkness began to fade
To make room for the day

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