The former Nickelodeon star and musician revealed that he married his longtime girlfriend Emily back in April through possibly the sweetest wedding video ever.
“I wrote ‘Lights Down Low’ when Emily and I first started dating. I had never invested so much of my heart into a song before. I knew it was special and the feelings encapsulated within it would live with us for the rest of our lives,” Max writes in the notes section.
He adds, “I knew she was my soul mate and the person I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. I planned the proposal for months and ended up surprising her with the help of our mutual best friend Katie who introduced us. I proposed to Emily in the same place we had our first date, with a harp player playing along while I sang ‘Lights Down Low’. We got married in April.”
“Life has a funny way of bringing the most special people into your life when you least expect it. It’s up to you to call them after your first date and ask the crazy question of if they would want to fly half way across the country to have a second date while on tour. I’m so glad you took that leap of faith with me from that first weekend my love. The urge,” Max writes.
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.”