DISCLAIMER – if you get frustrated when good musician only have very little music out (1 SONG, max, one song), don’t listen to this artist (or maybe do, because he is really good)
when you google the name max lumer – barely anything regarding the actual artist comes up, there is a facebook and an instagram, a youtube account with only his song paper boat and a teaser for said and lots of random stuff that is not about him. his instagram does provide a lot of pictures of his pretty face and in his story he sings every once in a while, but it is really not that big of an informative base. so on what foundation am i going to build this you might wonder.
well, is listening to the same song on repeat for literal hours enough?
no, don’t think so? well than i am glad to inform you that you are at the right place, because i was fortunate enough to get in contact with max lumer and he answered a couple of my questions.
could you introduce yourself / tell a little bit about yourself?
My name is Max Lumer, I’m 21 years old and I’m currently living in Berlin.
Doing music all the time and writing as much as I can.
what are your musical influences and how do they differ from your personal taste in music?
Well, I think there are a lot of artists and bands and I could easily give hundreds of names. But there’s a band called “The 1975” and if we talk about the sound of “Paper Boat” I think it’s obviously to see that they have quiet a big impact on me.
Apart from musical influences nowadays I guess I’m a really big fan of Elton John, Leonard Cohen and of course Bob Dylan.
But talking about big artists today it’s clearly Tom Odell, Paolo Nutini, Matt Gresham, Amber Run, Lewis Capaldi, Damien Rice. There are so many names I could list.
And I wouldn’t say that I could differ between influence and my personal taste in music, because every artist I listen to gives me something new to think about. If it’s lyrically or just a new sound. So I think most of the time it’s influencing me when I really like it.
what instruments do you play?
Well, I started playing the violin when I was 5 years old. And I played it for about 15 years and started learning guitar and a bit of piano.
So yeah l play like 3 instruments but I’m not very good at playing keys haha.
describe your musical style with three words.
what’s the coolest place you could imagine playing a show?
I know it’s a cliché but playing a show at Madison Square Garden haha.
if you could design your personal festival that you would play, who would the rest of the bands/artists be?
Oh I love this question. I think it’s definitely Matt Gresham, Lewis Capaldi, The1975, The Neighbourhood, John Mayer, Paolo Nutini, Damien Rice. I guess it would be very jumbled haha. But all of my favorite artists.
who would you like to collaborate with?
I’d love to work again with Matt Gresham (We wrote “Paper Boat” together) .
And yeah I mean The1975 would be insane!
how do you prefer to listen to music, on the internet, records, cds, live or on cassettes?
Live and records for sure. But usually on the Internet because it’s easier. But nothing is better than listening to a good record and sipping some fine wine. 🙂
when can we expect new music from you?
Hopefully at the end of February 🙂
now that we have established, that he is not just a good musician, but also really nice (and he has an AMAZING music taste) i reckon you all want to listen to check him out, so here are his links and REMEMBER FEBRUARY…
(also all of the pictures except the cover art (the pink one) are by Alex Mauch (his instagram is: https://www.instagram.com/alexmauch/), so thank you for that and check him out)