One artist that I’ve always admired is Kevin Max. I always enjoyed his voice in dc Talk, and though he hasn’t enjoyed the success that TobyMac or Michael Tait, I think he’s every bit as talented. I just found a nice little interview with the man and I must say, I LOVE the new look, Kevin. =:D This is what I’m aiming for… my new look. =;)
Some bits that I totally identify with:
So how would you say life is different from five years ago?
Max: As a 40-year-old, I think it’s a time for me to mellow. The kids keep me on my toes, but I’m really more of a family guy as opposed to a guy who’s always wanting to go out on the town and trying to see what the [newest thing] might be. I enjoy being home now.
Your publicist said Michael W. Smith calls you the “most misunderstood man in Christian music.” Is that a compliment?
Max: Probably, if you put me up against the wall with the other contemporary Christian singers. I would say that Michael W. Smith can be quite a misunderstood guy, too. I’m known as the guy that’s kind of on the fringe or the outsideâ€”not because I think it’s cool, but because I really believe in creativity and pushing the envelope and progressing in the arts. I don’t like to sit still and put out exactly what people expect me to. I like to push myself to change.
Is this a one-off project? Or do you think you might continue in this vein of music for albums to come?
Max: As I’ve tried to explain to so many people that are trying to figure out this little enigmatic head of mineâ€”which is quite small at timesâ€”I always like to change. Change is probably my one vice. It kind of confuses and pisses off some people, but I need change. It’s not that I think it’s cool to do that. I just like doing it. The next project is probably going to be another 360-degree turn.
Here’s to change, Kevin. I’m in the middle of a big one, myself, and loving every bit of it. =:)