“I’ve always wanted to write my own kind of dance song, and when we went down this road of finding all these criminal metaphors, ‘this is a stick up,’ ‘put your hands up,’ and ‘pose for your mug shot,’ I loved how it was shaping up,” MAX told RyanSeacrest.com. “That’s sort of how ‘Mug Shot’ became ‘Mug Shot.’ The song for me is really about giving over to the music and having a great time and not caring what anybody thinks.”
Max Schneider pumps some iron in this new photo for his feature in NKD magazine, available online now!
The 21-year-old musician and his pal Jordan Pruitt are featured discussing new music, performing live, and more. Check it:
Max on performing live: “Performing live is everything to me. I love feeling the energy from the crowd and never knowing what will happen in a show because each one is a unique experience. YouTube is an incredible platform and outlet for launching and promoting your work, and the two go hand and hand because oftentimes people know the song I’m doing live because I put a video up and that’s really awesome.”
Jordan on being her own boss: “…I love being the boss. I’m never going to let someone make me feel uncomfortable or push me in a corner and say, ‘You have to do this or else.’”
Max on his upcoming new album: “[My new album] is a bit more of a mature sound while keeping the style I’ve always done. I’m so excited for people to hear the new songs. It’s definitely the most excited I’ve been about releasing new music. I’m really proud of the work we’ve been doing on the album.”
For more from Max and Jordan, check out NKDmag.com!
“NYC BABY! That was one of the craziest and most amazing shows we’ve ever had! Thank you for such an incredible night. Boston we’ll see you tomorrow!” the singer captioned a photo from the stage on Instagram.
The night before, Max covered Robin Thicke‘s hit single “Blurred Lines” during a show. Check it out below: