Five Questions With maxime.

21-year-old Maxime Trippenbach, a.k.a. maxime. will be dropping his album, whatevernowiscalled on December 6, 2019. Ahead of the release, he has unveiled a new single, “the apathy song”.

Bringing together stylistic elements from a variety of spaces – on new single ‘the apathy song’ crisp, electronic instrumentals are partnered with sparse synth arrangements and chugging guitars – with Trippenbach’s hushed, raw vocal neatly amidst the instrumental breaks.

maxime. shares on the 18-track upcoming album,

“I started the project right after a break-up and found it to be really cathartic to write about how I was feeling at the time, the music just followed,” says Max of the album.

He continues, “I wanted change in my life, and I reflected that a bit through the music I was making. Over the course of the album, I started getting more comfortable singing, and although the album is not in chronological order, it’s easy to hear in some of the tracks when I become a bit more confident. This past year has been a very exciting one for me. Lots of ups and lots of downs, but the music has always been an up or me. Something I always go back to when I get that sinking feeling in my chest. And then when I listen back to some songs, it’s a cool reminder to myself that I got over these things that at first felt like huge problems. Now I’m already really excited to get started on the next project.” 

Check out the single below and find out more about maxime. in our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

Howdy, I am maxime. I used to make electronic music, then I got a lil sad, started making sad boy indie music about my feelings and stuff. Here I am now, a year later, less sad but still making music that mostly comes from silly feelings.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

It’s kinda sad, but also kinda not lol. For some reason, I always reach for the notebook and write lyrics when I’m feeling down about something, but actually making the music is fun for me, so the instrumentation usually reflects the fact that I’m having a good time.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

Not at the moment, my live performance isn’t where I want it to be just yet. I did this really fun thing where I recorded all of the guitar and bass parts and then never wrote any of it down. For now, I just need to figure stuff out, but when it’s done you can expect to see me dancing very poorly on stage.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

If I gotta pick one from my stuff that is already out: empty. I’m really proud of the bass part in that one. I also made a fun lil music video for it with a good buddy of mine.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

PUP is dope and also from Ontario, and Le Trouble is this super cool band I discovered in Montreal. Forget Me by Born Ruffians slaps too I could mosh to that.

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