US singer/songwriter Max Schneider (better known to music-lovers as MAX), has offered up a pair of stunning, stripped-back tracks for the latest edition of Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’, a series in which artists perform from home while in quarantine.
This year has undoubtedly been a big one for MAX, who spent most of 2020 gearing up toward the release of his latest album, Colour Vision. While live shows were off the cards due to COVID, a number of singles helped get fans in the mood for his slick pop sounds, with the likes of his 2019 track “Love Me Less” reaching the top 20 on the US pop charts and even being certified Gold.
Now, following plenty more huge singles, MAX released his new record Colour Vision, on November 12th. With MAX noting his goal was to be “as authentic as possible whether it is about losing people in my life or just who I am as a person”, the album is already on track to be considered one of the year’s best pop releases. But with his dance card clearly full right now, MAX took the time out of his schedule to perform a two-track session for Rolling Stone’s ‘In My Room’ series.
Performing from his garage studio, MAX kicked things off with a rendition of his September single “Blueberry Eyes”, smoothly and soulfully belting out the track, and even delivering the Korean rap section, usually taken on by BTS member Suga.
Wrapping things up with a version of “Lights Down Low” from his 2016 album, Hell’s Kitchen Angel, MAX shows exactly why his voice is one of the most powerful right now, and why he’s set to be one of the biggest players in the world of pop music in no time at all.
Check out MAX’s performance in the player above, or by heading over to Rolling Stone Australia’s Instagram page. In the meantime, his latest album, Colour Vision, was officially released on November 12th.