Formed in 2002 while singer/songwriter Jason Kerrison was playing acoustic gigs at an Auckland backpacker's bar, Opshop (original name: Goldfish Shopping Trolley) quickly found an audience after their debut single 'Saturated' won a competition for airplay on the ZM radio network. Their 2007 album Second Hand Planet yielded the singles 'Maybe' and the inescapable 'One Day', and made them the first local band to ever reach No.1 on iTunes New Zealand. Third album Until the End of Time reached number one in 2010. The following year Kerrison was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music.
Maybe was the first single off Opshop's Second Hand Planet album and went on to become the most-played New Zealand track of 2007. The work of English producer Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C) is evident in the song's epic scale and polish, but like most of the band's work, it is mostly a platform for singer Jason Kerrison's talent for coarse, impassioned vocals and anthemic hooks. The animated backdrops of urban decay provide a simple but appropriate backdrop for arena-sized angst.
The third single from Opshop’s triple platinum-selling second album Second Hand Planet reached number three on the NZ singles chart, and became the theme song for a string of heart string-pulling NZ Post adverts with its lyric “one day / you’ll realise how much you have me”. Director Luke Sharpe’s video has the band in semi-darkness, accompanied only by a smoke machine and the odd dreamy projection. Lead singer and New Zealand’s Got Talent host Jason Kerrison’s vocals are harmonised by Dianne Swann from When the Cat’s Away and The Bads.