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Welcome to the wonderland of bottled frustrations and sexual appeal. German producer SAINT WKND releases his phenomenal new single “Survive” ft. MAX, which released the other day via Ultra Music and Nothing Else Matters.
“and I don’t know how I had excuses thought your juice was keep me alive / No baby yeah / Now I see it clearly / You’re not near me / Don’t need you to survive”
This erotic, funk fairy tale takes you on a wild ride of rage as the stunning vibrations of MAX take the melody and SAINT WKND’s compositions fill the air waves with sonic disposition.
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“I get so fucked up on manipulation / Yeah frustration / You get off leaving me alone”.
The single is not only erotic, but also chilling, dreamy, and impactful. With arpeggios lining the way and whiny synths glazing the drums, the rhythm and beat come to life with an unreal flow that feels like the reincarnation of apocalypse thrown into a Generation Z era of sound.
Just the lyric video alone is perfect enough in its simplicity, trekking the concrete on his skateboard steed, and escaping the thoughts of a mistaken lover. MAX’s strength in range is tested to its most intense limits as he slips into the falsettos with the greatest ease to break down the walls.
The single sounds like a superhero track with the perfect villainous twist. The notes and lyrics in both the verses and the chorus are powerful, striking, and empowering, with just the right amount of edge to keep your soul thrilled. “Survive” manipulates the body into contorted shapes as the music runs through the veins and captures your musical intrigue.
SAINT WKND and MAX teamed up for this fantastic release of a track that only accentuates their varying talents. SAINT WKND also dropped his debut EP ‘Golden Youth’ this year, which garnered over 7 millions streams and received attention from BBC Radio 1.
SAINT WKND (Maximilian Seethaler) himself from Germany and is only 22 years old, yet has the talents of producers who have worked in this industry for years. He has covered and remixed artists such as M83, Two Door Cinema Club, and Chet Faker, which then led him to reach play counts above and beyond 25 million streams! As a result, his music then excelled on the Hype Machine charts placing several #1 spots. This has been quite a year for the musician, as he has also had sets at this past summer’s Electric Forest, Bang On! Elements Campout, Splash House and Firefly, and will be at Lollapalooza (Berlin) in September!
SAINT WKND said once “‘Survive’ started as an instrumental that I wrote between studio sessions in London. I was just playing around with an arpeggiator at first, liking how it sounded so weird. I sent a package of different beats over to MAX to see if he liked any, and included this one. It was a real surprise when he chose it, it’s so different. Working with him has been amazing – his vocal range is simply insane. As soon as he sent me his first vocals, the whole production for the song fell into place”.
As for our other half, MAX (Max Schneider) is a New York City born pop-soul singer, actor & dancer. The artist now has over 1.2 million followers on YouTube and it doesn’t just stop there. He is known for his recent hit single “Lights Down Low” which earned over 70M streams. How did he reach stardom? YouTube had chosen his single “Gibberish” for the YouTube Music Awards, and after that breaking moment, his career took off. Already, the 25-year old has been honored as the MTV’s Artist to Watch and performed on NBC’s TODAY show. MAX all in all, was a big fan of the young producer’s work and reached out to be a part of this project, which then came to fruition as this stellar single.
So, what I’m saying is let this single move you. Let it re-instate the music you should love because something as well-constructed and as grand as this track, deserves the support and push to bring it to the next level of recognition.
SAINT WKND is now on tour and will be opening for Whethan as well on the Good Nights Tour! MAX will also be on tour with ROZES on their Meteor Tour, and will be coming to Boston, MA on November 7th at the Brighton Music Hall! So be sure to find out if the guys are coming to a place near you! Below are SAINT WKND’s Tour Information:
Upcoming SAINT WKND live shows:
AUG 30 - Flash, Washington, DC
SEP 02 - Both Coast Music Festival, Chicago, IL
SEP 03 - Electric Zoo, New York, NY
SEP 09 - Lollapalooza Berlin, Germany
SEP 30 - CRSSD Festival, San Diego, CA
OCT 24 - Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, PA*
OCT 25 - The Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY*
OCT 26 - Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY*
OCT 27 - The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA*
OCT 28 - Le Belmont, Montreal, Canada*
OCT 29 - Velvet Underground, Toronto, Canada*
OCT 30 - Westcott Theatre, Syracuse, NY*
OCT 31 - Skully’s, Columbus, OH*
NOV 02 - Magic Stick, Detroit, MI*
NOV 03 - The Miramar Theatre, Milwaukee, MO*
NOV 4 - Skyway Theatre, Minneapolis, MN*
NOV 7 - The Blue Note, Columbia, MO*
NOV 8 - Canopy Club, Urbana, IL*
NOV 9 - Bluebird Nightclub, Bloomington, IN*
NOV 10 - Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI*
NOV 11 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
NOV 12 - Concord Music Hall, Chicago, IL*
* Part of WHETHAN’S GOOD NIGHTS TOUR 2017
Follow SAINT WKND on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram,and SoundCloud. You can also follow MAX on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
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