Preview image for a video called I Don’t Know What I’m Doing directed by Amitay Leopold for Maxïmo Park

Climbing To The Moon With Maxïmo Park

Maxïmo Park’s new track ‘I Don’t Know What I’m Doing’ is the band at their most direct and agile – arriving in a revved-up and snaking flurry it confronts the fear, anxiety and guilt associated with the cause-and-effect nature of one’s own actions.

Lead singer Paul Smith comments: “It’s about taking responsibility for how your own behaviour can affect other people, and how nobody knows it all, but that doesn’t stop us from trying. More personally, it’s about the fears and self- doubt I’ve experienced as a new parent, which we’ve tried to put across in our new video via the more abstract notion of an endless ladder!”

“Uncertainty can easily send us spiralling downwards. We show the opposite: climbing up as a way of escaping a situation. But even that is not an easy task. So what is preferred, to stay and confront life – or avoid it?”
– Amitay Leopold



Directed by: Leopold
Production Company: Monster @ Dirty Films
Record Label: Prolifica Inc. Commissioner: Sean Sprey
Executive Producer: Alex Bedford & Ben Parkin
Producer: Angelica Riccardi
Directors Representative: James Robinson
Production Assistant: Tom Davies
Director Of Photography: Brendan Harvey
1st AC: Loren Fillis
Loader: Rick Casey
Gaffer: Matt Markman
Spark: Jackson Forsythe
Grip: Matt Wood
MUA: Qelle Bester
VFX: Ozgur Taparli & Baran Sabuncuoglu
Grade: Myles Bevan @ Time Based Arts