theaussieword.com catches up with MAXON.
Give us an introduction. How did it all begin? What had you first interested in music?
Music has always been the thing that makes me tick. It snaps me out of any state and makes me feel like I can take on the whole world. Music is the only thing that’s ever really been there and I’ve never wanted to do anything else with my life. I begged my parents for piano and singing lessons at a very young age. I was never surrounded by music, my parents aren’t musical at all, so they were hesitant at first. My biggest inspiration when I finally started singing lessons at aged 12 was Jewel. I used to sit in my room and learn every single lyric to all of her songs and I remember thinking, I want to do this too!
What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music?
I’m not sure anything really motivates me to write and sing. I just feel compelled to do it. It’s something I think you just have to do. I’m influenced by a number artists and people in my life. Most of my songs are based on life experiences – sorry if you’re the subject of the month! :p
What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist?
I always said growing up that it was my dream for people to hear my voice and instantly know it was me. I still think about this all the time but my ultimate dream is to continue my path in music without 4 or 5 other jobs on the side. To just create and tour and play bigger and better shows all the time. I don’t think it’s impossible but it’s a really tough, long, and sometimes, lonely road.
What can we expect from you in the coming months? Any plans to tour?
I’m planning some shows for 2019 at the moment but I’ve got music in the works too so we’ll see. Things change all the time so who knows. I’d love to do more touring but I think I’ll wait until I’ve got more music out.
Tell us a bit about your latest album and how would you best describe your music?