MAX stopped by the Pop Shop Podcast to discuss the new video -- which is from his new album Hell’s Kitchen Angel (due April 8) -- and more. Listen to his interview below, starting at the 16:40 mark.
MAX goes on to draw a similarity between the video and a live performance. “[A live audience] might test you. You might get booed at a show or wherever else -- but prove 'em wrong.” The video shows MAX singing and dancing “in a very different way than what this crowd would normally probably see, and somehow they start to accept it.”
MAX -- who has supported the likes of R5, Fall Out Boy and O.A.R. on the road -- says he’s “opened for a lot of bands and a lot of artists … and you try to just win them over. It doesn’t matter what you look like or where you came from. It’s like, in that moment, am I entertaining you and have I gotten you into this song -- which is always the most exciting thing. If I perform for somebody, and they’ve never heard of me before and after the show they’re like, ‘Dang, I’m gonna check out the music now…’ That’s one of the most rewarding things in the world.”
MAX is currently on tour, supporting R5 through March 17. He next plays Albany, N.Y., on March 4, and Rochester, N.Y. on March 5.