Two years have passed since MAX APOLLO unleashed his debut album „In Absolute Silence“ with a bang. It didn’t take long for MAX APOLLO to gain the attention of the media – songs like „Fever“ and „A Million Drums“ enjoyed a lot of airplay on Swiss radio stations and even made it into various commercials as well as the German Bundesliga as opening track for Borussia Mönchengladbach. The 23 year old artist – accompanied by his four-piece band – also knows how to convince his audience with his energy driven live shows and thus managed to sell out numerous gigs and scored support slots for Pete Doherty (X-TRA) or Hecht (tour support).
His latest work „Power“ impresses with its razor-sharp lyrics and does not shy away from confrontation with uncertainties that we all too often know how to avoid. An honest EP of an aspiring artist, who skilfully performs a balancing act between pop and rock and even reminds us of scene icons like Muse, Biffy Clyro or Nothing But Thieves.
MAX APOLLO explains the meaning behind “Power” as follows:
„It is no secret that each and every one of us is going through uncertain or unpleasant times – not only now. Hence, there’s no point in making it a secret that the songs on ‚Power‘ are about exactly that. Above all, I wanted to experiment with imbalance and work with opposites. This is why Stop The Show’s complaint against the boldly hyped start-up-cult comes as a light-footed serenade, the break-up song “Hurricane” shows no regrets about a terminated relationship and the very personal and intimate “Plain White Shirt” deserves a multi-layered guitar solo. Opposites are important, that’s how we live. I am proud to have realized this concept with “Power”.”