Eve 6 frontman Max Collins released his debut solo album Honey From the Icebox. Along with his new release he recently premiered ‘World on Fire’ music video on NYLON Guys. Check out the music video below. In an interview with Nylon Guys, Collins gave a little insight into how the music video was made. “Thad Bridwell, the director of the video, met Francis (the Native American man in the video) while shooting a short film in Joshua Tree National Park a few months back. His car broke down miles from civilization and Francis happened to be driving by,” Max explained. He continued, “he towed and fixed Thad’s car himself. Thad told me about him and I made the decision to put him in every video I make for my new record Honey From The Icebox.” [Nylon Guy Magazine].
When Collins decided to make a solo album he strayed away from Eve 6 label Fearless Records, and did his own PledgeMusic campaign. Never thinking it would bypass his pledge amount; his campaign reached 907 pledgers with a 134% of it funded! The album then was born! Collins is hoping that this album starts up a long and successful solo career, he stated, ““My goal is to be able to have a solo career that’s characterized by consistent effort,” Max says. “I write all the time and this process was so gratifying for me. I’d like to develop a new relationship with my fans in this context and hopefully make some new ones.”
Collins brought in very well adept musicians to add to the mix. Not only did Collins co-produce the album with Eve 6 guitarist Jon Siebels. He enlisted Brian Young [Fountains of Wayne, Jesus and Mary Chain] on drums. And on keyboards, he recruited Nick Johns.
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