It was just announced today that the 22-year-old singer and actor has been signed to Pete Wentz‘s DCD2 label.
“From the very first time I heard MAX I wanted to hear more. There is so much about MAX that reminds me of the beginning of Fall Out Boy’s journey – but in an alternate universe,” Pete shared in a statement. “He is an alien – an outsider who fits everywhere a bit but nowhere completely… These are the artists we have always embraced on DCD2 – the outsiders, we are a gang made up of those who choose not to fit in… I can’t wait to help bring MAX‘s vision to the world.”
Max added, “I’ve always been a huge Fall Out Boy fan and really look up to Pete. From the first time I heard ‘Dance Dance’ to the band’s music video for ‘Thnks fr th Mmrs,’ I’ve always been inspired by how fearless they are. They’re never afraid to take risks. That same mentality is true of everyone at DCD2…I’m so honored to join the DCD2 family. And I’m so excited to release tons of new music and projects this year with DCD2, starting with one of my favorite music videos I’ve ever done for my song ‘Puppeteer.’”
Check out the new video for Max Schneider’s “Darling”!
“I was brainstorming with the director, Fredo, and we were both into the idea of showing a love story where you’re not sure if it’s real or just a fantasy of what could have been,” the 22-year-old musician and Crisis actor shared with Teen Vogue.
He added, “It’s this thought of meeting someone for a split second and somehow being so connected that you envision how your whole relationship would be together.”
Max continued about new music coming, “I have two features on my friend Hoodie Allen‘s new album, People Keep Talking, a couple of new songs I did with Tim Armstrong from Rancid and The Transplants coming out soon, and I’ve also been working on my new album, which we’re getting close to finalizing. I’ve gotten to work with such amazing writers and producers on it, including Pharrell, which was surreal and a really incredible experience.”
Max Schneider gives a literal kick at the Kickball for a Home Celebrity Challenge presented by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption on Saturday afternoon at the University of Southern California (August 16) in Los Angeles.
The 22-year-old actor posed with a jumbo-sized Wendy’s cup on his way into the game.