He’s been labeled “Young Pop God” by GQ, named a “top popstar to watch” by Billboard and nominated for “Best New Pop Artist” at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. But right now, multiplatinum recording artist Max can add “collaborating with Suga” from top Korean boyband BTS to his list as the famous KPop band is featured on his latest single “Blueberry Eyes.”
“Blueberry Eyes has been amazing. It was such an incredible ride and wave. I loved every second of just being able to be welcomed by BTS fans and army, as well as their warmth and wonderful dedication to this song because Suga has been such an incredible part of it,” Max said in an interview with Music Geek, all pumped up.
“I’m realizing that the songs that connect, from my music at least, just come from a place of love. I wrote the song for my wife and she’s got these big beautiful blue eyes, and this is just what I dreamed it would be like to be finally with the person you’re meant to be with. It’s me thinking back to that me who was dating the wrong people and just wishing that I would feel that way about someone. And finally waking up and seeing that person.”
The single is a part of his latest album “Colour Vision” which comes after the success of his full-length debut “Hell’s Kitchen Angel” (released in 2016) that yielded the inescapable smash “Lights Down Low.” It generated over half a billion streams globally and is certified triple platinum in the US, platinum in Canada and gold in Holland and Australia. He followed Lights Down Low with another hit single, “Love Me Less” ft. Quinn XCII, which is also included in Colour Vision. The song is certified gold in the US, reaching No. 17 on Top 40 radio and accumulated over 170 million streams worldwide.
“I think I had a more complete vision with Colour Vision,” the artist revealed. “With Hell’s Kitchen Angel, there are songs like Lights Down Low and other songs I was really proud of but with this one, I felt I went in knowing exactly what I want it to look like and sound like and I just committed to that. I am really proud of the outcome. I still love the first record but it wasn’t exactly the same feeling like this is something that is completely what I envisioned.”
The rest of my interview with the American pop artist (who once posed with Queen of Pop Madonna for a Dolce & Gabbana campaign as a 17-year-old model) is available on The Manila Times website.
Special thanks to Chen Aurelio-Cornelio and Denise Sia of Sony Music Philippines.
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