The 23-year-old musician shared a sneak peek of the track earlier in the week for sharing the gorgeous tune with fans today.
“For Christina: You were so kind. So loving. We all wish you were still here with us but we pray you’re in a better place. Rest in peace Christina. You will continue to inspire and bring joy to all of our lives every day,” he wrote.”
Max added, “All proceeds from this song will go to Christina’s family fund and charity.”
MAX – Christina’s Song (Dedicated to Christina Grimmie)
The 23-year-old singer opened up about his new basement parties, his friendship with DCD2 label head Pete Wentz and Taylor Swift. Check it:
On working with Pete Wentz: “He’s awesome – he’s a very real dude and I appreciate that in all ways. I think it’s important to not just hype people up – if he really loves something I’ve done he lets me know – when he says he really loves it I know he really means it. I’m a very happy person – but what I think I’ve learned from him is that it’s okay when you are feeling down or you’re in a bad mood to just accept it and live through it because that helps in so many ways – you can’t experience it all without experiencing it all – he keeps it real and I appreciate that.”
On his Basement Parties: “Growing up in New York City I didn’t really like going to clubs and stuff and I was always a little small for them – so I usually had parties at my house. This song is very much inspired by that. It just shows that whatever way you enjoy yourself you don’t have to do the cool thing to have a good time.”
On Taylor Swift: “She’s dope. I’ve heard stories all around the board. It’s not like she just puts a song out there and then suddenly it’s on the radio everywhere – every song she puts the effort in. She works so hard. She deserves to be where she’s at – she doesn’t take it for granted – every song you hear on the radio it’s because she had 50 radio people have a backstage pass at her concert and she hung out with every one and she sends a thank you note to each one of them. That makes every artist or band realize that you have to step your game up – to be the biggest artist in the world and still do those things shows that you never get to a point where you can just chill with it – you gotta be working just as hard and know everybody want it just as bad as you do.”
The 23-year-old musician introduced fans to his new pal on Instagram over the weekend.
“Meet our new baby Prince. He’s a one eyed, bad ass, beautiful Yorkie,” he wrote. “We adopted him today from an awesome rescue shelter @nycacc. He’s a survivor and I already love him with all of my heart.”
Max added, “If you’re looking for a pet I hope you’re open to adopting or rescuing one. There’s so many amazing guys and gals just like Prince who need a home.”
The show, which airs on Sunday night, May 1st on Disney Channel @ 7PM ET/PT, honors your favorite music artists across all genres and it’s a show that JJJ looks forward to every year.
This year, JJJ has something special though. Not only will we be posting all the red carpet pics tonight, but we’re also gearing up for not just one, but THREE takeovers! Want the scoop on each of them?
Remember when we announced we were finally on Snapchat, and we teased that you never know which celeb might be popping up?
JJJ is kicking off our Snapchat takeovers with one of the best — MAX!
MAX will be taking over our account this weekend for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards and you’ll get to see all the behind-the-scenes and red carpet action straight from his point of view, and we can’t wait!
In case you didn’t know, MAX just dropped his new album, Hell’s Kitchen Angel — one that JJJ can’t stop playing.
Be sure to be following JJJ (@justjaredjr) and MAX (@Maxgschneider) on Snapchat now!